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
The Ban Treaty now outlaws nuclear weapons. What now for nuclear armed states and other non-signatories?
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW or Ban Treaty) has come into force on January 22, 2021. 90 days after receiving its 50th ratification from Honduras on 24th October, 2020. This essentially means that nuclear weapons are now illegal under International Law. This is a significant step towards nuclear disarmament.
Short, informal conversations to build connections across global open source research. Open to anyone interested in open source verification and human security, including practitioners, researchers, journalists, policy-makers, and students.
Even though the world’s big nuclear weapons states today did not adopt it, the TPNW is going to change the conversation on nuclear weapons, how we learn about nuclear weapons, how we talk about them, and who can talk about them.
SCRAP Weapons wants to highlight the achievements of Feminist Leadership in Disarmament, with a specific focus on women in the Global South and the work that they have been selflessly doing for decades.
In light of the successful AEGIS Ashore test which shot down an ICBM on November 16, 2020 – SCRAP Weapons will host a webinar about the implications of (successful) Ballistic Missile Defence for Strategic Stability (or balance of terror), at both the regional and global levels.