This year, the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence will be marked in the period 11 – 18 May 2015. This global action is an initiative of the International Action Network on Small Arms, IANSA. The third day of this week (13 May 2015) coincides with the Security Council Open debate on Small Arms.
CIVIL – Center for Freedom will organize during this week art workshops for children and youth, a video projection and a debate on the Human sacrifice of weapons, with the purpose of enhancing public awareness of the threats and dangers of weapons.
The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence is a time when citizens need to promote the fight against guns, and for authorities to be reminded of the existing standards and agreements for controlling the proliferation and smuggling of weapons. This week should be used for education and awareness raising for the purpose of eliminating illegal guns and gun violence on the streets and in homes.
CIVIL - Center for Freedom is a member organization of IANSA as of 2002 and the Control Arms Coalition from the beginning of the formation of the Coalition in 2003. CIVIL has been marking this week for over 14 years now, through activities for strengthening the public awareness and education.
The difficult situation of the country, political crisis, unsound security situation and non-functioning of state institutions, make the subject of arms control extremely important for our country. All efforts and requests of CIVIL for the institutions to tackle the security and safety of the citizens more seriously, for overcoming the cult towards guns and for the fight against illegal weapons, have not had any response in past years.
The Civil Team will be available for communication with the media and citizens for sharing information on activities at national and international level.