Hitting the Target: Men and Guns


Buchanan, Cate, Gary Barker, and Mireille Widmer. 2006. "Hitting the Target: Men and Guns." In RevCon Policy Brief. New York: HD Centre Publications.

Authors: Mireille Widmer, Gary Barker, Cate Buchanan


This policy paper explores the diverse roles that men and boys play in relation to guns - as perpetrators, victims, survivors and agents of change - and suggests the need to encourage more positive and peaceful expressions of masculinity. The focus of this brief on men and boys does not minimize the particular impacts of the uncontrolled arms trade and armed violence on women and girls. Rather, it challenges the common view that women and girls are always the victims of gun-related and other forms of gender-based violence, and that boys and men are always the perpetrators. (The International Relations and Security Network)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Men, Boys, Masculinity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Violence, Weapons /Arms

Year: 2006

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