Feminist Leadership in Disarmament
Feminist Leadership in Disarmament
SCRAP Weapons wants to highlight the achievements of Feminist Leadership in Disarmament, while looking towards the future and seeing how we can continue to highlight the importance of women in disarmament, with a specific focus on women in the Global South and the work that they have been selflessly doing for decades.
The webinar series focuses on women and feminist perspectives in disarmament. We are excited to be hosting leading experts from the international disarmament, non-proliferation, and peace-building community.
The webinars intend to provide critical and in-depth insight into the experiences and achievements of female figures working in the field.
Topics that will be explored include women’s role in negotiating and implementing key treaties, the importance of enhancing women and feminist perspectives in global disarmament and peace-building discourses, and advice for those seeking to enter the field.
To explore these topics in a comprehensive manner, the series will open with a ‘kick-off’ webinar followed by six focused thematic webinars. These are accompanied by blog posts introducing topics and an awareness campaign on social media.
Please click on the links below to know more about the individual sub-webinars:
Feb 17, 2021 02:00 PM GMT – Webinar 1: ‘Feminist Leadership in Disarmament’
Mar 3, 2021 02:00 PM GMT – Webinar 2: ‘The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A game-changer for female participation?’
Mar 17, 2021 02:00 PM GMT – Webinar 3: ‘Patriarchal structures in disarmament’
Mar 31, 2021 02:00 PM GMT – Webinar 4: ‘Grassroot activism and its role in providing feminist perspectives to disarmament’
Apr 28, 2021 02:00 PM GMT / 03:00 PM BST – Webinar 5: ‘Funding, Training and Mentoring: Opportunities and Obstacles for women in disarmament’
May 12, 2021 02:00 PM GMT / 03:00 PM BST – Webinar 6: ‘Women Implementing Disarmament in Latin America and the Caribbean’
May 26, 2021 02:00 PM GMT / 03:00 PM BST – Webinar 7: ‘What’s the way forward for women in disarmament?’
Dismantling Patriarchal Structures in Disarmament and Security
For decades, women have fought the hierarchy that characterizes patriarchy, which is maintained by obedient norms and structures. While obedience has been challenged in more or less overt ways, resistance to the patriarchal structure of society has been underway for a long time.
The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Game-changer for Female Participation?
For the first time, an international legal instrument on nuclear weapons recognizes the disproportionate impact on both women and indigenous people.
Gender Inclusion: A Crucial Path towards Attaining Disarmament?
Courage is needed to seek and introduce women’s perspectives in disarmament since such revision will alter how arms control is perceived and developed.
To Break Cycles of War We Must Break Cycles of Custom: Why We Need Women Within Disarmament
Whilst key individuals and groups of women have had tremendous impact around the world there is still a disproportionate lack of female representation within society
Women Representation in Disarmament and Peace Building: Where Are We at?
2020 marks the 25th anniversary from the Beijing Declaration, which promoted the most visionary agenda in terms of gender equality in many areas, including security. Yet, big gaps remain to be filled.
Women and Conflict: How peacebuilding efforts can benefit us ALL
Women and Conflict India Achilles Research Team, SCRAP Weapons How Peacebuiding Efforts Can Benefit Us All Sexual violence is continually used as a tool to…
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