advocates recognize the links between the crisis of statelessness and the lack
of reproductive justice for women, and argue that control over their own fertility
and legal status is paramount.
The rise of religious fundamentalism and conflict is diminishing widows to the status of a chattel. Their key role as sole supporters of families must be prioritised in negotiations for
conflict prevention and resolution.
NPT Review Conference collapsed in disarray last week with disagreement over new proposals for a Middle East disarmament
conference in 2016, humanitarian initiatives for a nuclear weapons prohibition
treaty look like the only way forward.
On 24 May, thirty women peacebuilders crossed the De-Militarized Zone that separates Korean families. Ann Wright describes
her journey from serving in the US Army to citizen diplomat walking for peace.
Less than 4% of Muslim mothers
who attended a programme in Britain to equip them with basic IT skills knew
who ISIS were. Education is key to enabling them to prevent the
online radicalisation of their children.
Networks of Nepali grassroots women are reconstituting protective guards against increased violence against women, and have compiled core guidelines for relief workers to ensure the particular needs of women and girls are met.
world military spending is driven by the profit motive of the arms
industry and politicians’ weaponized notion of ‘security’. But
women peace activists also hold militarized masculinity to account.
The ‘utopian’ slur
against peacemakers is defeatist propaganda for pro-war, pro-militarisation and
securitisation interests and the military-industrial complex. Marion Bowman reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
It’s up to
us to ‘reframe the narrative’ of development, to move beyond the historic thrust of capital and war and to say no impunity for the murder of
Indigenous women. Jennifer Allsopp reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
feels as if the entire world has been given over to the most perverse notions
of 'safety' that are really about death
and destruction, cruelty and conflict, grandiosity and greed. Marion
Bowman reports from the Nobel
Women’s Initiative conference in the Netherlands.