The project carries out activities aimed at reducing armed violence. Since the trade in firearms transcends borders, its activities are implemented both within and outside the country. A survey conducted by Viva Rio/ISER shows that 90% of the weapons in the country (15 million) are in the hands of individuals in civil society, and not the state. Of the above total, 50% are illegal.
Several activities were developed in the last decade. The project’s objectives are: reducing the demand for weapons (public awareness campaigns on the dangers of weapons), controlling the supply (anti-smuggling and production, sale, export and import monitoring to prevent fraud), inventory control (destruction of surplus weapons and programs of voluntary firearms surrender).