The Use and Perception of Weapons before and after Conflict – Evidence from Rwanda
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Author: Small Arms Survey
January 26th, 2017
In building upon earlier research, this study asks and addresses questions that cannot be dealt with through a purely quantitative approach. By examining the availability, distribution, and use of small arms and light weapons in several rural localities, it aims to shed light on the daily use of firearms during the Rwandan genocide. This study also identifies the traditional and modern weapons used in the conflict, as well as their respective roles. Further, it investigates whether the perception of traditional Rwandan agricultural and household tools has changed since the genocide and whether there is an ethnic divide in the perception of these tools.