People in many countries and organised in many ways are working to end the arms trade. Some of the main campaigns are linked below.
CAAT is a core group in the European Network Against Arms Trade which was set up in 1984 and is made up of lobby and campaign organisations across Europe which work on arms trade issues.
Italy: 'Armed Banks' Campaign
Italian NGOs and peace groups, working through the Rete Italiano per il Disarmo are campaigning against banks with investment in arms companies and other destructive projects like the building of oil pipelines. Targeting banks one at a time, they have had some success. More information (in Italian only) is available on the Campagna Banche Armate website. Other Italian campaigns can be found at the Control Armi website.
Stoppt den Waffenhandel is opposing German arms exports and the violence and terror "Made in Germany".
The Campagne tegen Wapenhandel works to end the arms trade in the Netherlands.
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, has been campaigning in Canada since 1989. COAT has published a report detailing Canada Pension Plan investments in corporations supporting Israel’s military and security industrial complex.
No WARP!, the Network Opposed to Weapons and Related Production, is part of Peace Movement Aotearoa in Aotearoa / New Zealand and is dedicated to campaigning for the production and export of socially useful products, not those designed to maim, kill and destroy.
The Bite the Bullet! education and action nework of the War Resisters League in the United States is encouraging people to stand up to the war profiteers that are undermining our democracy, bankrupting our economy, ruining our environment, and destroying thousands of lives.
The War Profiteers campaign of the War Resisters International brings together people from the around the world who are opposing those profitting from war.
The International Action Network on Small Arms is a coalition which works to end the scourge of small arms and gun violence.