International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is the global movement against gun violence – a network of 800 civil society organisations working in 120 countries to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). IHRICON has been working as a networking organization of International action network on Small Arms (IANSA) since 2001.

South Asia Small Arms Network (SASA-Net)

South Asia Small Arms Network SASA-Net Nepal was established on December 19, 2003. The network is focused on placing the problem of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SAWL) firmly on the political and public agenda through publicizing the human impact of small arms misuse. The network has been formed to create awareness and to disseminate information about the harms caused by small arms and to influence the Government to implement resolutions accepted in the UN conference of 2001. Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON) has associated with SASA-Net since its inception.

The article “Use of Small Arms & Its Psychological Impact in Society by Shobha Gautam  (IHRICON President) was published in the book named “Nepal at Barrel of Gun” published by South Asia Partnership Nepal http://www.sapnepal.org.np  in 2006 . The article comprises the arms trafficking and impact of armed conflict on women and children. It raised awareness on causes and consequences of the misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons amongst the community and by the Government.

International Alert – UNSCR1325

International Alert is an independent peace building organisation working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. International Alert’s dual approach involves working directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at Government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. IHRICON was the first NGO to introduce Resolution 1325 to people and organisations within Nepal with the support of International Alert.