Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 5th Floor, Epworth House, 25 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AA
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health, Governance, Firearms'
Short description:
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has a central mission: to carry out research, advocacy and field work in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence.

AOAV is based in London, United Kingdom and is made up of a CEO, policy and investigations unit and programme unit as well as support unit. We conduct research and programmes globally on issues related to armed violence. For example AOAV was the only organisation conducting demining activities in Western Sahara east of the berm. In Burundi AOAV conducts peer-to-peer psychosocial counselling for victims of armed violence as well as creating new livelihood opportunities. In Liberia AOAV contributed to the demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants through agricultural training. As well, our policy and investigations unit conducts monitoring of explosive violence worldwide.
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