SAS Podcast #5: Armed Violence: A unified approach to a global problem

20.03.2013  •  6 min 14 sec

Contrary to widespread belief, areas of armed conflict are not the main scene of armed violence and its devastating effects. While conflict hotspots like civil wars and military interventions attract global attention, other forms of armed violence often place far greater strains on societies, incurring devastating costs for individuals, communities, and economies as a whole. In this Small Arms Survey podcast Luigi De Martino, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, and Matthias Nowak, Associate Researcher, provide an overview of the notion of armed violence, and discuss why its investigation can be useful for research and for building stronger policies to stimulate development.