Gender Perspectives on Weapons of Mass Destruction:What are the linkages between gender perspectives and weapons of mass destruction?

Thursday, March 1, 2001
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI)

The idea of identifying gender issues when dealing with weapons of mass destruction may initially seem irrelevant. After all, an essential quality of weapons of mass destruction is the indiscriminate nature of their destruction. Nuclear holocaust or an attack by chemical or biological weapons are equally overwhelming for women and men. Yet there are issues that could be considered for further investigation.

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