Public reporting is a key means by which the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will become more than a set of obligations and actually affect States’ behaviour. Fully transparent reporting will build confidence amongst States and provide a basis for States and civil society to assess how the ATT is being applied in practice. This document focuses on why States should transparently report on their international arms trade and transfers. It also provides a brief overview of transparency initiatives to date, and outlines how a reporting mechanism could be incorporated into the Treaty.
Urgent! Tell Ugandan President to VETO wildly discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, passed by Parliament, dramatically increases criminal penalties for sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex. Urge President Museveni to veto the Bill!
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.