Activities

1. ADVOCACY

  • Lobbying Government to Government to support the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
  • Lobbying relevant Ministries to institutionalize SALWs issues into national policies and by extension the budget.
  • Advocate for improved administration and management of national stockpiles
  • Lobby Government for the effective and efficient Implementation of the ECOWAS Convention, such as enacting the Arms and Ammunition Bill

 

2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

  • Popularization of the ECOWAS Convention through awareness raising and sensitization
  • Introducing the Genève Convention on Armed Violence.
  • Organise and sensitize communities on elections without guns/violence
  • Develop posters, flyers, stickers, jingles for non violent elections.
  • Update website
  • School visits
  • Multiply and disseminate information on SALW and all related issues to schools and Traditional Authorities.
  • Organise and hold Press briefings and interviews.

 

3. CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Institutional capacity building
  • Training of Network members, media, Schools Teachers and other Patrons on SALW issues, and the introduction of Civil Peace Services.
  • Setting-up Regional Networks within the country and strengthening the capacity of Members.
  • Support office space and resource centre, the purchase of computers with accessories; photocopier (optional) communication (telephone, internet, website, newspapers, ); utilities(electricity, water, fuel)

 

THE NOTICE BOARD

 

Activities of 2011

  • School Debate on Human Rights, Human Security and development in twenty-nine schools of six Districts – Kenema and kono in the East; Bo and Pujehun in the South; Makeni in the North and Freetown Urban in the West.
  • Regional Consultations with Traditional Leaders, Elders and security Agencies.
  • Popularizing the ECOWAS Convention through Awareness Raising
  • Awareness Raising on the status of the ATT.
  •  Disarmiing Domestic Violence Campaign
  • Global Week of Action against gun violence
  • Supporting the Cluster Munition Campaign.
  • Promoting governance and human security in Border Communities within the MRU.
  • Collaboration with Office of National Security (ONS), National Commission on Small Arms control

Activities for 2012

  • Sensitization workshop on SALW and Gender Based Violence
  • Dialogue with specialized Committees of Parliament
  • Consultation with Traditional leaders in Kenema, Kono, Pujehun, Bo and Kambia Districts
  • Production of materials for advocacy and use at BMS and other international meetings
  • Specialized Radio/TV panel discussions
  • Small Arms/security dialogue – Open Forums involving security personnel and civil society
  • Awareness raising on the ECOWAS Convention and Arms Trade Treaty – Week of Action/Convention Day
  • Monitor Newspapers, Magazines and Websites
  • Baseline Survey on Armed violence.
  • Campaign and observation of non violent Election.
  • Youth In Governance/elections
  • Trainings on voter education
  • Engage with Traditional Leaders and security Agencies on non violent elections.