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.

Lauren Bean Buitta. Empowering Girls in National Security. War on the Rocks, June 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, April 15, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bonnie Jenkins. Grand challenge: Bringing a Diversity of Perspectives into Nonproliferation Policy. WCAPS Blog, June 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, April 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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