Friday, July 10, 2020

In “official” discussions around climate change, the impact of the military is rarely mentioned.



Anita Wahlberg, Inger Gustavsson and Ingela Mårtensson initiated a project to ask these hard questions. Instead of grilling our planet, these women led the way in grilling those complicit with military institutions about their lack of concern for the environment. Thirty-six different organisations, authorities, political parties in Parliament and the Swedish Armed Forces received the questionnaire. The line of questioning sought to expose glaring exceptions in environmental agreements which allow the military to discount and ignore the consequences of military activity, including weapons testing and large-scale training. Officials responded with vague justifications, dodged responsibility, or declined to answer at all …

 But we can speak truth to their silence and lies! Feminist peace organisations in Gothenburg who took part in planning the questions also gathered the responses and built on them to create a working paper on how military actions affect the environment. Their data and analysis can now be used to engage activists across Sweden – even Greta herself! – to get informed and take action. Rather than building and training arms to fight for a presumed national defence, let us





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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Down the Green Feminist Road - Path to Environmental Peace






Unfortunately, a culture of militarism is a prominent part of education in Italy and has therefore become a normalised part of life.
An agreement between the Ministries of Defence and Education allows the army to visit schools and promote their build-up of arms. High school students are also able to work in army stations. Infiltrating the minds of young people at an early age hides the harm that militarism inflicts ...
WILPF Italy’s members thought it would be important to speak to schools in particularly militarised areas that have a higher risk of environmental destruction.
Cities such as Livorno, Trieste and Palermo host nuclear equipment in their ports. This poses a radioactive threat at a local and global scale, but the Italian government shows little concern about the consequences.
We need to show the military institutions that sweet-talking their way out of their social and environmental responsibilities will not work with the   thinkers of the future!




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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Gender & Migration - Global Mapping of Organizations & Experts

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Gender-Based Violence & Environment Linkages

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Friday, June 19, 2020

India - Gendered Precarity of Women Workers in the Lockdown

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gender Mapping of the UN General Assembly



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The UN General Assembly 2020, 75th Session, is scheduled to open on  15 September, but details are yet to be posted if this will be a virtual session due to COVID-19.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Collective Call for a Feminist Policy on COVID-19










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The Center for Migrant Advocacy, Phils. Inc. from The Philippines created a booklet in English and Tagalog, based on the Feminist COVID-19 Policy, to call on States for the adoption of a feminist policy to address the pandemic. Booklet Link: https://www.facebook.com/centerformigrantadvocacyph/photos/pcb.3314929088629584/3314921608630332/?type=3&theater. Follow arrow to additional pages.
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Saturday, June 13, 2020