You Get What You Pay For

Kind of Resource: 
Report / Policy Brief
Countries: 
Global

Lauched in 2015, "You Get What You Pay For" is a startling and compelling report by WILPF that proposes a simple message: moving money away from militarisation promotes peace. Read part of the introduction below, or access the entire report here. 

 

Achieving gender equality requires examining root causes of inequality and finding ways to overcome them. One cause of inequality is militarism. Excessive global military spending feeds into a vicious cycle of societal instability, creating an unsuitable environment to pursue gender equality. We get what we pay for. An overtly strong military presence creates insecurity. Thus demilitarisation and disarmament are essential components for achieving gender equality.