A Gender Framework for Arms Control and Disarmament

written by On May 17, 2021

By Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Jana Wattenberg

 

In recent years, gender has come up in arms control and disarmament deliberations. Ireland, for example, submitted working papers on gender to preparatory committee meetings of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation- Treaty (NPT) Review Conferences.The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) emphasizes that nuclear weapons use affects men and women differently and calls for equal representation in disarmament negotiations. However, such references to gender are so far the exception rather than the rule in arms control and disarmament talks.

A Gender Framework for Arms Control and Disarmament 

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