Peace cannot be found through weapons

IPPNW peace and health blog

Statement on gender and disarmament

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

[The following statement, endorsed by IPPNW and other NGOs participating in this year’s UN First Committee, will be presented during a virtual session on October 12.]

Chairperson, delegates,

We are facing in our world a conflagration of crises. Climate change, COVID-19, conflicts; as well as fascism, poverty, inequality, and brutality.

At the root of these challenges, among other things, lies patriarchal militarism. A world order resting upon massive investments in weapons and war and the celebration of violent ideas about masculinity.


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