Resources: Fact Sheet

Our resources pages list both downloadable resources — like documents, posters or media releases — and links to useful websites. To find resources on a specific issue on this page, click on the list below. To view resources by type, see the menu at left. More recently added resources are at the top.

Changes to the MAPW Constitution : a briefing for MAPW Members

This fact sheet explains why the MAPW constitution needed to change, what changes are being proposed and the purpose of these changes.

Radiation and Health

Produced for the energyscience.org.au website Radiation and Health by Dr Bill Williams outlines why there is no safe “dose" of ionising radiation.

Current research evidence about health problems from radiation - by Dr Margaret Beavis (May 2014)

This plain language fact sheet outlines current research evidence about health problems from radiation

 Executive Summary

Update on the Outcomes of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Mexico 13-14 February 2014

 This report contains detailed information about what happened at the recently concluded conference in Nayarit, an evaluation from IPPNW’s perspective, and recommendations for concrete actions by IPPNW

The Arms Trade Treaty - a public health imperative

The poorly regulated $70 billion annual trade in conventional arms fuels conflict, with devastating effects on global health. The ATTaims to ‘reduce human suffering’. It prohibits arms’ sales if there is knowledge that the arms would be used in the commission of genocide, attacks against civilians, or war crimes.

Australian veterans' health: Afghanistan - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 8

"Australian veterans' health: Afghanistan" is No 8 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented health effects of the war in Afghanistan on Australian military and on veterans, including deaths, injuries, long-term health effects, and psychological effects.

Australian veterans' health: WW2 - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 3

"Australian veterans' health: WW2" is No 3 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses  health effects of WW2 on Australian military and veterans.

Australian veterans' health: Iraq War - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 7

"Australian veterans' health: Iraq War" is No 7 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented health effects of the Iraq War on Australian veterans, including psychological disorders and in particular Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Australian veterans' health: Gulf War - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 6

"Australian veterans' health: Gulf War" is No 6 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented effects of the Gulf War (or first Iraq War) including chronic fatigue and high levels of psychological disorders including  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It also discusses the debate and evidence on Gulf War Syndrome. 

Australian veterans' health: Vietnam - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 5

"Australian veterans' health: Vietnam" is No 5 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. It documents death and injuries suffered by Australian troops in Vietnam, the disproportionate casualties among conscripts; and the severe long-lasting health effects on veterans, their children, and future generations.

Australian veterans' health: Korea - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 4

"Australian veterans' health: Korea" is No 4 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. Troops were wounded by gunfire, and suffered the effects of trench warfare in a severe climate. The fact sheet also documents longer term health effects for veterans, including a high level of cancers, and mental health effects; with reminiscences from gardener Peter Cundall.

Australian veterans' health: WW1 - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 2

The second in MAPW's 2013 series on war and health, this fact sheet discusses the wounds, disease and psychological trauma experienced by Australian participants and veterans of World War One.

Australia's wars: MAPW War and Health fact sheet 1

The first in MAPW's 2013 series on war and health, this fact sheet introduces the series with a chronological list of the overseas wars in which Australia has participated. Casualty figures are given where known.

Australia's trade in arms: MAPW paper 6, Michelle Fahy, October 2012 (printer version)

No 6 in MAPW's War and Militarism series, this paper, written by researcher and writer Michelle Fahy, looks at Australia's arms export industry, the lack of transparency and information on this significant trade, and the need for international regulation.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW paper 5, Joy Damousi, September 2012 (printer version)

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism. Written by historian Professor Joy Damousi, it considers the emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day.