August 29, 2019 @ 13:00 – August 29, 2019 @ 15:00
CICG, Room 6
Rue de Varembé 17
in Geneva 1211

With its focus on gender and gender‐based violence, the 5th Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP5) offers a space to engage with the ATT provisions that seek to prevent negative gendered impacts of the arms trade, specifically in relation to Art. 7(4).

Applying a gender lens to small arms significantly contributes to reducing the negative impacts of their misuse and increases the understanding of the complexity of firearm violence and the ways it affects people of all genders and ages. The side event ‘Gender Lens for Arms Control Support and Sustainability: Tools and Practices’ will discuss tools and practices for practitioners to develop more gender-responsive and evidence-based small arms policy-making and programming.

This event is organized by the Small Arms Survey’s Gender Lens for Arms Control Support and Sustainability (GLASS) project, funded by Canada. The project seeks to strengthen women’s meaningful participation in arms control and to enhance evidence-based, gender-responsive small arms programming at the intersection of the converging agendas on Women, Peace and Security, Agenda 2030, and the multiple instruments of international arms control regime, including the ATT.


  • Ms. Jocelyn Kinnear, Director, Export Controls Policy, Global Affairs Canada (introductory comments)
  • Allison Pytlak, Programme Manager, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Emile Le Brun, Project coordinator, Small Arms Survey (Facilitator)
  • Henri Myrttinen, Senior Research Officer - Gender in Peacebuilding, International Alert
  • Josephine Habba, President of the West African Action Network on Small Arms, Nigeria
  • Mia Schöb, Associate Researcher and Gender Focal Point, Small Arms Survey (Moderator)
  • Regina Ouattara, Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères, Burkina Faso