Gender and disarmament
Gender and DisarmamentWeapons and weapons policies are inherently gendered: their production, marketing, stockpiling and use relies upon and reinforces gender as a set of social ideas, and they differentially impact men, women, girls and boys.
Disarmament as a means to build peace
On 14 June, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights convened an intersessional workshop on the right to peace, mandated by the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/RES/35/4) to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace... Read more
Women and multilateral disarmament forums: Patterns of underrepresentation
Women are inadequately represented at the meetings of international treaties and processes that address disarmament and weapons issues, including those concerning conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction. A new discussion paper from Article 36 shows that at any given... Read more
International Women’s Day: WILPF on Gender and disarmament
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) raised crucial gender and disarmament themes in its annual statement to the Conference on Disarmament (CD), delivered for 2015’s International Women’s Day. WILPF noted how gender shapes the role and impact of weapons and violence on... Read more