India Armed Violence Assessment

The India Armed Violence Assessment promotes research on all forms of armed violence in India, from cross border terrorism, domestic insurgencies and militant separatism, to less publicized risks to individuals from crime, social conflict, and gendered violence. Look to IAVA for original research, armed violence news,  partner institutions, and international research.

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India's Daughter (full film)

The rape that shocked the world and sparked protests across India. Parents and one of the rapists tell the story of the night a young woman was gang raped and murdered. The life of Jyoti Singh sheds light on violence against women in India.

Commentary: Sexual violence in India: Women see little progress. CBC, 12 March 2015

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Global status report on violence prevention 2014

Based on data from 133 countries, this is the first report to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. Jointly published by the World Health Organization, the UN Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (December 2014)

Armed Violence News

Punjab attack indicates return of Afghan fighters. JIR, 27 July 2015

Gurudaspur attack: 3 civilians, 4 policemen dead. The Hindu, 27 July 2015

Democracy and Anti-terrorism Laws. E&PW, 25 July 2015

Death for daring journalists. Frontline, 24 July 2015

16 arrested for beheading woman for 'witchcraft'. BBC, 22 July 2015.

Maoists kill kidnapped police in Chhattisgarh. Guardian, 15 July 2015

48 deaths, but no regrets over Vyapam. Times of India, 13 July 2015

Deadly odds as Vyapam case unwinds. New York Times, 8 July 2015

Arms trade treaty does nothing to stop terror groups. Deccan Herald, 8 July 2015

Indian Army cancels rifle, carbine tenders. Jane’s, 7 July 20115

Is stun gun legal in India? iPleaders, 3 July 2015

Guns and Indians. Live Mint, 3 July 2015

Liverpool man in India on gun charges will face trial. Liverpool Echo, 2 July 2015

Ex-UK soldier faces gun smuggling trial in India. News & Star, 1 July 2015

5 held for selling weapons on forged documents. Times of India, 30 June 2015

Surrender figures don’t add up. Outlook, 29 June 2015

Reviving the vigilantism of the Salwa Judum. Outlook, 29 June 2015

Hot pursuit, cold peace: cross-border assertiveness. Tehelka, 27 June 2015

How to create enemies and alienate people.Tehelka, 27 June 2015

Tackling arms proliferation in modern conflict. IDSA, 23 June 2015

India's war against itself: a view from Manipur. EPW, 20 June 2015

Myanmar flushing Naga militants to India. Times of India, 12 June 2015

Country firearms pouring into Hyderabad. Deccan Chronicle, 12 June 2015

Indian Army: fighting without equipment. The Hindu, 11 June 2015

Indian forces cross into Myanmar. Time, 10 June 2015

Will new norms liberalise access to guns? Economic Times, 24 May 2015

Government to liberalize Arms Act. Economic Times, 2 May 2015

India’s gun for women a hit among men. AFP, 20 March 2015


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