While the traditional focuses of many small-arms/light-weapons programs have been weapons collection and curbing proliferation, some humanitarian organizations—like Geneva Call and Danish Demining Group—advocate a model based on the promotion of safe and responsible weapons management. As illustrated by the experience of DDG with communities in Somaliland and by Geneva Call’s efforts with armed non-state actors, a participatory approach to weapons regulation and management offers promising alternatives to traditional weapons-control initiatives.
Florquin, Nicolas; Lynge, Karina; and Ljørring Pedersen, Klaus
"Beyond Weapons Collection: Promoting Safe and Responsible SA/LW Management,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 13
, Article 27.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss1/27