WMD and Gender

What is the relationship between gender and WMD? These recent resources explore the gender gap in nonproliferation, its implications, and what can be done to address it.

Nancy Ehrenberg-Peters, Jannis Kappelmann, et. al. ZeFKo Special Issue editorial: gender approaches to disarmament, arms control, peace and conflict. Z Friedens und Konflforsch, Jan. 04 2024

Muhammed Ali Alkış, Polina Sinovets. “Nuclear Security: Making Gender Equality a Working Reality.” International Journal of Nuclear Security, Oct. 2023

Kathleen A Doty, Jessica S. Burniske. “Connecting Nuclear Security to International Frameworks on Gender and Security.” International Journal of Nuclear Security, Oct. 2023

Nair Sneha, et. al. Gender Undone: Confronting Bias in the Nuclear Field. International Journal of Nuclear Security, Oct. 2023

Noora Chandasir, Feminine States and Masculine Arms: How Gendered Discourse Prevents States from Nuclear Disarmament. Tufts University, Jul. 2023

Julia Arapoff. An Overview of Global Gender Initiatives for Women in the Nuclear and Radiological Fields. Culmen International, May 2023

Ray Acheson. Mobilizing Feminist Action for Nuclear Abolition. Arms Control Association, Mar. 2023

Laura Rose Brown, Laura Considine. Examining ‘gender-sensitive’ approaches to nuclear weapons policy: A study of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. International Affairs, Jul. 5, 2022

Şebnem Udum. Structural Causes of the “Gender Gap” in Nuclear Security: An Overview. International Journal of Nuclear Security, Jan. 2022

Datta Arpita, et. al. Women in Nuclear Science & Technology in India: Challenges & Opportunities. International Journal of Nuclear Security, Jan. 2022

Colleen Walsh. Closing the gender gap in nuclear security. The Harvard Gazette, Nov. 3 2021

Federica Dall’arche. The Case for Gender Balance in Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Negotiations. EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, Oct. 2020

Renata Dwan, Women in Arms Control: Time for a Gender Turn? Arms Control Today, Oct. 2019

Elena Karnaukhova. The Role of the Women in the Areas of Nuclear Nonproliferation, Disarmament and Global Security: the Case Study of Russia. PIR Press, 2022

Renata Hessmann Dalaqua Kjølv Egeland Torbjørn Graff Hugo. Still Behind the Curve: Gender Balance in Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Diplomacy. UN Institute for Disarmament Research, 2019

GCNP. Tested by Crisis: Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy. Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy, 2021

NEA. Gender Balance in the Nuclear Sector. OECD Publishing, 2023

ICAN. Gender and Nuclear Weapons. ICAN, Feb. 2020

Laura Rose Brown. Feminist Foreign Policy and Nuclear Weapons: Contributions and Implications. EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, Nov. 2023

Kjølv Egeland, Hebatalla Taha. Experts, activists, and girl bosses of the nuclear apocalypse: feminisms in security discourse. Friedens und Konflforsch, May 12, 2023

Lauren Bean Buitta. Empowering Girls in National Security. War on the Rocks, Jun. 27, 2019

Elena Souris. Why Nuclear Diplomacy Needs More Women. The Washington Post, May 23, 2019

Carol Giacomo. Opinion: The Nuclear Weapons Sisterhood. The New York Times, May 15, 2019

Renata H. Dalaqua. How to Bridge the Gender Gap in Arms Control and Disarmament. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 1, 2019

Renata H. Dalaqua, Kjolv Egeland, and Torbjorn Graff Hugo. Still Behind the Curve: Gender Balance in Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament Diplomacy. (Geneva, Switzerland: UNIDIR, 2019)

Xanthe Scharff. Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse. Foreign Policy, Apr. 15, 2019

Heather Hurlburt and Alexandra Stark. The Limits of Orthodoxy: What Diversity Brings to Nuclear Security. Council on Foreign Relations, Mar. 18, 2019

Rachel Emond. Hanoi Summit: Where Were the Women? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar. 7, 2019

Christine Ahn, et al. A New Vision: Gender. Justice. National Security. Ploughshares Fund Study Report No. 5, Apr. 2019

Ploughshares Fund. A New Vision for Gender and National Security. (Conference), Apr. 3, 2019

Federiga Bindi and Mimosa Giamanco. Missing in Action: The Absence of Women Scholars on Foreign Policy Panels. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Mar. 26, 2019

Matt Korda. At #Nukefest, We Asked All the Wrong Questions. Inkstick, Mar. 19, 2019

Rachel Emond. Women in Nuclear History: Bella Abzug. Nukes of Hazard, Mar. 8, 2019

Heather Hurlburt, Elizabeth Weingarten, Alexandra Stark, and Elena Souris. The “Consensual Straitjacket”: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security. New America, Mar. 5, 2019

Mareena Robinson Snowden. Responsible Disruption. NSquare, Feb. 26, 2019

David Brown. How Women Took over the Military-Industrial Complex. Politico, Jan. 2, 2019

Heather Hurlburt, Elizabeth Weingarten, Elena Souris. National Security: What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender. New America, Dec. 11, 2018

José Francisco Alvarado Cóbar, Emma Bjertén-Günther, and Yeonju Jung. Assessing Gender Perspectives in Peace Processes with Application to the Cases of Colombia and Mindanao. SIPRI, Nov. 2018

Melanne Verveer and Anjali Dayal. Women Are the Key to Peace. Foreign Policy, Nov. 8, 2018

Beatrice Fihn. The Fate of the Earth Depends on Women. The Nation, Nov. 8, 2018

Peace Science Digest. Special issue: Gender and Conflict. Oct. 2018

Bonnie Jenkins. Cultural Bias Clouds US Policies on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Inkstick Media, Oct. 30, 2018

Sarah Bidgood and Sylvia Mishra. Gender and WMD: Deliberate Actions to Upend the Status Quo. Inkstick Media, Oct. 15, 2018

Women in International Security. WIIS Gender Scorecard: Washington, DC Think Tanks 2018. Sep. 24, 2018

Wendy Sherman. How I Learned to Embrace Power as a Woman in Washington. Politico, Sep. 6, 2018

Bonnie Jenkins. How a U.N. treaty on nuclear weapons makes international policy more inclusive. Brookings, Jul. 12, 2018

Sylvia Mishra. The Importance of Creating Gender Equitable Space in the Field of Nuclear Policy. Atomic Pulse, Jul. 3, 2018

Women’s Action for New Directions. #Disarmthepatriarchy Handbook. Jul. 2018

Promoting a Diverse Perspective in Nuclear Nonproliferation.” Past Event at the Hudson Institute and WCAPS, Jun. 18 2018

Bonnie Jenkins. Grand challenge: Bringing a Diversity of Perspectives into Nonproliferation Policy. WCAPS Blog, Jun. 10, 2018

Beatrice Fihn. Time to ban weapons of male destruction. Japan Times, May 8, 2018

Alexandra Bell and Kelsey Davenport. Behold, the marticle (a primer on how to avoid only quoting men as sources). Poynter, Apr. 30, 2018

Izumi Nakamitsu. International Women’s Day 2018: The Women Who Have Shaped Policies on Nuclear Weapons. Teen Vogue, Mar. 8, 2018

Joseph Cirincione. Ending Gender Shunning. Center for a New American Security, Feb. 13, 2018

Heather Hurlburt. Arms Control Needs the Modernizing Lens That Gender Offers. Arms Control Today, Dec. 2017

Elizabeth Minor. Missing Voices: The Continuing Underrepresentation of Women in Multilateral Forums on Weapons and Disarmament. Arms Control Today, Dec. 2017

Sarah Bidgood. Avoiding ‘Manels’: Reflections on Gender and Non-proliferation. CTBTO Newsroom, Jul. 4, 2017

Ray Acheson. Women and the ban the bomb movement. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jun. 15, 2017

Susan Smith. The Voice of Women Against Chemical Weapons. ActiveHistory.ca, Jan. 25, 2017

John Borrie, et al. Gender, Development and Nuclear Weapons: Shared Goals, Shared Concerns. UNIDIR, Oct. 2016

Tamara R. Kenney. Women in Leadership in the Nuclear Power Industry. Emerging Leadership Journeys, (Vol. 9, Iss. 1, 2016)

Podcast Interview with Ms. Shorna-Kay Richards on Gender and Disarmament. UNODA, Jan. 2016

Kathleen Danskin and Dana Perkins. Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity. Science and Diplomacy, Jun. 2014

Forces of Change II: Recognizing the Contribution of Latin American and Caribbean Women to Disarmament. (New York, NY: United Nations, 2014)