Militarism, Violence and Conflict – How Women Bear the Brunt of War
FRIDAY FILE: Militarism, conflict and violence are on the rise and have a range of gender-specific impacts. Increased spending on defense, arms and security often means that spending on social services is being cut. In the context of militarism and conflict violence against women also increases and attacks on women’s human rights defenders are growing and are increasingly normalized.
AWID spoke with Mavic Cabrera-Balleza about the linkages between the global crises, militarism, conflict and the perpetuation of violence against women (VAW).
This article is part of a series of Friday Files to explore some of the issues and debates related to the AWID 2012 Forum theme and draw the connections between women’s rights issues and economic power. To Read More see AWID Friday Files News and Analysis