News & Highlights

Of Foxes and Chicken Coops* – Reflections on the “Failure of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”

UN member states have failed to fulfill their UNSCR 1325 obligations, with the virtual shelving of much-heralded plans of action. However, it is clear that the failure lies not in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, nor in the Security Council resolution which gave rise to it, but rather among the member states that have stonewalled rather than implemented National Action Plans. “Where are the women?” a speaker at the Security Council recently asked. As Betty Reardon observes, the women are on the ground, working in direct actions to fulfill the agenda. [continue reading…]

News & Highlights

Commemoration and Commitment: Documenting June 12, 1982 as a Festival for Life

“In Our Hands,” a film by Robert Richter, documents both the joy and the awareness that characterized the June 12, 1982 March for nuclear abolition; joy engendered by the massive positive energy the marchers exuded, and awareness of the stark realities as articulated by so many who were interviewed by the filmmaker. The film is presented here to support peacelearning and reflection in support of action for the future of the nuclear abolition movement. [continue reading…]

News & Highlights

“The New Nuclear Reality”

Robin Wright addresses “The New Nuclear Reality” by calling forth the need to “devise a new or more stable security architecture—with treaties, verification tools, oversight, and enforcement—to replace the eroding models established after the last major war in Europe ended, seventy-seven years ago.” [continue reading…]

News & Highlights

Nuclear Weapons are Illegal: the 2017 Treaty

Global civil society must mobilize to bring our governments into compliance with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, our most effective means to prevent a nuclear holocaust. It is through peace education that the treaty could be made known to the requisite number of world citizens mobilized for this purpose. [continue reading…]

Publications

Special Earth Day call for contributions to a volume redefining global security from a feminist perspective

The redefinition of security undertaken in this volume will be Earth centered in its conceptual explorations and contextualized within the existential threat of the climate crisis. An underlying assumption of the explorations is that we must profoundly change our thinking, about all aspects of security; first and foremost, about our planet and how the human species relates to it. Proposals are due June 1. [continue reading…]