Guns in the Borderlands Reducing the Demand for Small Arms

“This research examines local peace building and small arms demand reduction work at the organization level in five diverse areas of Kenya. By looking at strategies, challenges, and successes of community-based organizations, NGOs, and local peace committees, and juxtaposing them with the successes and failures of relevant policy, a gap in demand-side measures at the policy level becomes evident. Demand-based interventions diverge from what one NGO fieldworker called “traditionally despotic” measures of addressing gun proliferation and allow more creative security policies with
the potential to shrink gun markets from the bottom up.”