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.
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
Sex and drone strikes
This paper from Reaching Critical Will and Article 36 addresses concerns that the sex of individuals is being used as a signifier to designate people as militants in drone strike targeting decisions and post-strike analysis of casualties. Lack of transparency... Read more