Women mobilizing for peace and disarmament: a long history

Women mobilizing for peace and disarmament: a long history

Why have women mobilised around disarmament and peace?

This paper demonstrates women's long term struggles for disarmament, examining, for example, UN conferences involving women and peace, the Liberian Women's Initiative. The paper then offers concrete implications:

  • making alliances with women's organisations
  • supporting women's involvement and meaningful participation in discussions on disarmament
  • supporting greater participation of women in peace negotiations
  • striving to achieve equal numbers of women and men on bodies working on disarmament issues and at conferences (both as participants and experts)
  • facilitating women's organising around peace and disarmament issues

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