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LeBrun, Emile and Robert Muggah (eds). 2005 ‘The Weapons-free Villages Campaign.’ Silencing Guns: Local Perspectives on Small Arms and Armed Violence in Rural Pacific Island Communities; Occasional Paper No. 15 (Box 6), p. 30. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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The Weapons-free Villages Campaign

Once the PMC was satisfied that a village no longer contained weapons, a ceremony was held where village leaders signed a 'weapons-free declaration': a solemn pledge that they would work to keep the village free of all weapons in the future.

The village was then presented with a certificate and a 'weapons-free' sign proclaiming its status. The sign asks others to respect the wishes of the villagers not to bring guns back into their community.

(Source: Nelson and Muggah, 2004)

ID: Q547

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