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Generating more than 200,000 pages of news, data and comparative charts, and visited by a million uniquely identifiable users per year, is the world's most comprehensive and accessible Web source for published evidence on armed violence, firearm law and gun control. is hosted by the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. The School provides internationally recognised leadership in public health by advancing and disseminating knowledge — in this case, supporting global efforts to prevent gun injury. A close partner organisation is the Centre for Armed Violence Reduction.

With its partners and contributors, promotes the public health model of firearm injury prevention, as adopted by the World Health Organisation's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention and the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms. You are welcome to use any information from this web site, providing you acknowledge its source as ''

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Conflict Armament Research generates evidence on weapon supplies into armed conflicts in order to inform and support effective weapon management and control. CAR investigation teams work on the ground in active armed conflicts. The teams document weapons at the point of use and track their sources back through the chains of supply.

Action on Armed Violence is a global NGO working nationally and locally with communities affected by armed violence. AOAV removes the threat of weapons, reduces the risks that provoke violence and conflict, supports the recovery of victims and survivors and strengthens measurement and monitoring of armed violence.

The Global Alliance on Armed Violence is a coalition of actors working to prevent and reduce armed violence worldwide. GAAV provides a global platform to help improve the quality, impact and visibility of local, national, regional and international initiatives.

Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is a non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. The Institute publishes the Global Peace Index, the US Peace Index and the UK Peace Index.

GRIP (Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la sécurité) is an independent Francophone conflict prevention research centre in Brussels. GRIP studies security issues and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, particularly in developing nations, and in Africa.

Aiming for Prevention is the global public health campaign to prevent firearm violence of Nobel Peace Prize winner International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Aiming for Prevention mobilises health professionals to document and reduce armed violence, educate stakeholders and advocate policy reform.

Saferworld, an independent, international non-governmental organisation, works to increase human security, control the spread of small arms and prevent armed violence. Saferworld promotes the Arms Trade Treaty, a United Nations initiative to curb the proliferation and misuse of weapons.

SEESAC, the South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Belgrade, supports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the EU, NATO and local NGOs to control the regional proliferation and misuse of small arms.

Trauma Foundation, San Francisco

Since 1981 the Trauma Foundation at San Francisco General Hospital has worked with survivor advocates to reduce motor vehicle crashes, burns, firearm violence, and other preventable traumatic injuries and deaths. The Foundation is ECOSOC-accredited to the UN small arms process.

The Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis addresses the causes, nature, and prevention of violence, including the effectiveness of waiting periods and background checks for gun buyers, and the determinants of firearm violence.

The Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee conducts research, education and service activities to reduce injury deaths and disabilities. In Wisconsin, firearms are the most common cause of death by intentional injury.