Feminist Disarmament Project
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:
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.