Founded in 2010, Gun Free Kitchen Tables (GFKT) is a small arms disarmament and gun control initiative. Challenging claims that more guns mean more security, we work to disarm civil space in Israel and the territories under its control. With its feminist analysis of militarization and its effects on human security, GFKT problematizes and disrupts the normalization of guns in Israeli society.
The GFKT Coalition of 16 feminist, civil society and human rights organizations, employs multiple strategies including: research, independent monitoring and fact-finding, interventions for preventive legislation and policy-making, advocacy, court petitions and civil suits exacting accountability.
GFKT opposes reckless small arms practices and policies – in street protests, courtrooms, classrooms and parliament. Careful coalition work and close coordination with Palestinian feminist groups in Israel, sustains and steadily expands the local movement for gun control.