Types of Violence - - International

Gender-based Violence and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

04.10.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) recognises the link between gender-based violence (GBV) and the international arms trade. Under the ATT it is illegal to transfer weapons if there is a risk that the weapons will be used to facilitate GBV (article 7(4)). This briefing paper aims to provide some background on the terminology around GBV and to highlight questions that will be relevant for risk assessments under article 6 and 7 of the Arms Trade Treaty.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Ray Acheson
  • Publishing house : Reaching Critical Will of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 9
  • Language : English


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