Realising Global Disarmament
The SCRAP proposal is a holistic approach to integrating weapons of mass destructions (WMD) disarmament and conventional disarmament, and non-proliferation practices developed in the last decades.Read The SCRAP Proposal
The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) comes from the initiative of students, alumni and staff at the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, and is supported by a committee of academics and NGO officials with governmental experience.Learn More
The SCRAP Proposal
The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) proposal is a holistic approach to global disarmament proposing the adoption of an international legally binding agreement for complete and general disarmament.
At SCRAP, we constantly develop new research projects on disarmament as it relates to globalisation and the existing development agenda. The high ambition and sense of urgency of our proposals, and our ability to make the link with other agendas like development and conflict, brings new hope of mobilizing governmental, non-governmental, economic, expert and popular forces in support of the same outcomes.
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.
For the first time, an international legal instrument on nuclear weapons recognizes the disproportionate impact on both women and indigenous people.
Courage is needed to seek and introduce women’s perspectives in disarmament since such revision will alter how arms control is perceived and developed.
Critically, the modernization of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)- counter opposing forces designed to destroy incoming missiles- poses a further destabilising threat to strategic stability.
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
How can you become involved in SCRAP?
SCRAP proposes timetables and a draft treaty for consideration at the United Nations General Assembly, which takes place in September every year. Support our efforts to have SCRAP introduced at the UN General Assembly by sending a letter of support to your government.
If you are a student organisation or individual interested in working for SCRAP, please fill in this form here