Security Policy is more than Defence with Weapons

If our societies are to become more resilient and more ecologically sustainable, then priorities must be changed, and then such a large share of resources cannot be permanently poured into the military – without any prospect of de-escalation. Our current shift must therefore contain more than the present rearmament.

Global Days of Action on Military Spending

Join us for the 11th edition of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending from April 13 to May 12, protest military budgets & warmongering and take action for peace & justice!

Introduction 2 Disarmament: Video series

The #Intro2Disarmament video series consists of 5 short videos that explain how disarmament contributes to a safer, more peaceful and sustainable world in an easy-to-understand way.

Youth Call on UN to Advance Disarmament and Peace Education

In a statement on Youth Engagement and Peace, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education, the Youth and Disarmament Education Joint Civil Society called on the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security to include youth in their work and to work more vigorously toward implementing disarmament and non-proliferation education.

WILPF launches new Gender and Disarmament Database

The days of endless searching for resources that explore the nexus between gender and disarmament are finally over. Reaching Critical Will (RCW), the disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, has launched the very first Gender and Disarmament Database.

learning to disarm

Learning to Disarm

This is the final post of the retrospective series revisiting Betty Reardon’ six decades of publications in peace education.  “Learning to Disarm” is both a summary of some of the constant core concepts and normative convictions that have infused her work for the last four decades and a call to view peace education as an essential strategy for the implementation of the proposals and politics of peace.

Inspiring Youth demand more space in the Peace Movement

At the IPB Disarmament Congress in Berlin the first weekend in October around 40 young people from 15 different nations met during a Youth Gathering. Pressenza interviewed three of them: Marie Cucurella from France, Emma Pritchard from England and Simon Ott from Germany.

When asked to constructively criticize the Congress, all three become rather lively: “They always say: Engage the Youth! But then they do not give us space.” Emma says that the Youth had an important perspective to contribute, a perspective that is also valuable. “The goal would be that we no longer have Youth Gatherings in the future but that we participate on equal terms”, Marie says.

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