Militarism, Violence and Conflict – How Women Bear the Brunt of War

Posted in Militarism, Violence & Conflict on November 21st, 2012 by

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 […]

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A brutal manifestation of patriarchy

SUNILA ABEYSEKERA. The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern history, yet  the vulnerability of women in conflict situations to violence of all forms is perhaps the most brutal manifestation of patriarchy in modern times. We must probe the areas of ambivalence in women’s […]

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Big Ideas

Posted in on October 26th, 2012 by

This section of the website has been shaped from the big ideas shared at the AWID 2012 Forum plenary sessions. These sessions provided key inputs for the conceptual framing of the Forum theme and for making connections among the many agendas and perspectives present. Economic power: Why does it matter and how to understand it […]

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Making the links between key current trends and their implications for women’s economic power

Posted in Plenary 2 on October 25th, 2012 by

Plenary session two of the 2012 AWID Forum built on the first day’s momentum by making the links between key current trends and their implications for women’s economic power and made some proposals for transformation. Starting with an analysis of indicators of development, Rebeca Grynspan and Marilyn Waring highlighted the inadequacy of solely focusing on […]

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