Aiming for Prevention: International Initiatives
IANSA Public Health Network
IPPNW was a founding member of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). In 1998, IPPNW helped found the global network of over 800 civil society organizations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). In early 2005, IPPNW assumed the role of international coordinator of IANSA's Public Health Network, to focus on addressing firearm violence from a public health perspective. Click here to download a one page introduction to the IANSA Public Health Network.
Many IPPNW affiliates are themselves members of IANSA, and participate with events, education, and advocacy in the annual Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence.