Conference Room E, UNHQ


On 22 October 2015, the Permanent Mission of Denmark, in cooperation with the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), hosted a side event on Arms Trade, Small Arms, and Gender-Based Violence. The speakers included Ray Acheson and Mia Gandenberger (WILPF Reaching Critical Will), and Katherine Ronderos (WILPF-Colombia).

Gender and Disarmament

Gender refers to socially constructed ideas that attribute meaning to and differentiate between the sexes. Ideas about gender affect the way people and societies view weapons, war, and militarism.

This panel will explore the gendered impacts of weapons and gendered nature of disarmament discussions.


Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will of WILPF

Richard Moyes, Article 36