In May 1999 a broad-based international civil society network, the International Action Network on Small Arms, was launched. Gun Free SA was a founding member of IANSA and remains an active member. Being part of IANSA provides us with the opportunity to highlight successes and impact and learn from other countries and actions around the world aimed at reducing gun violence. The IANSA secretariat plays an important role in keeping members informed about latest developments on small arms control matters at the UN. In addition, IANSA coordinates action on global campaigns such as the Wear Orange campaign to honour those who have lost their lives to gun violence and the annual Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence.