Mansplaining Gender and Disarmament
Is gender really a serious issue in disarmament? Do gender issues really have a place in debating weapons use and determining international security policy? Our highly-qualified mansplainer will answer these questions definitively, based on an inflated ego and essentially zero knowledge. Fortunately, our panel of genuine gender and security specialists will bring in their expert knowledge and tactfully set the mansplainer straight. Join us for this unique discussion of women’s representation in disarmament forums, the link between masculinity and militarism, and the differential impact of weapons proliferation and use on women. It will also be an opportunity to reflect on what we can do concretely to integrate a gender perspective into our daily disarmament work.
Mr. Rory Logan, Advisor Strategic Management, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) as ‘The Mansplainer’;
Ms. Ray Acheson, Director, Reaching Critical Will (RCW);
Mr. Callum Watson, Project Officer Gender and Security, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF);
Ms. Marion Provencher, Gender Officer, Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP).