Women in Peace and Disarmament
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Women in Peace and Disarmament



27 May 2022

This week, to mark International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, Manpreet Sethi reflects on the role of women in national and international security, and why peace and disarmament remains elusive. Sadia Tasleem, Ayaka Shiomura, and Angela Woodward share lessons from their careers in academia, politics, and policy; and C Uday Bhaskar reflects on nuclear developments in South Asia since the Pakistani and Indian nuclear tests twenty-four years ago.

International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament

To mark International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, APLN members Sadia Tasleem, Ayaka Shiomura, and Angela Woodward share lessons from their careers, and describe what more can be done to promote opportunities and greater engagement of women in peace and security.

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The Need for Diversity of Gender Perspectives
on Matters of Security and Peace

For International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament Manpreet Sethi reflects on the developments – and setbacks – in disarmament action over the past four decades and the critical role of women in building security through peace, nationally and internationally.

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May and its multiple nuclear resonances in Southern Asia

Twenty-four years after India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons, newly appointed APLN member, C Uday Bhaskar writes on how these events continue to resonate in the region today and assesses the role of contemporary South Asian nuclear dynamics on the global nuclear landscape.

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BS-Seema Nazareth Award: speech by Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Rao, former Indian foreign secretary, delivered a speech at the BS Seema Nazareth Awards function, where she spoke about the challenges of South Asian regional integration and the importance of diplomacy.

2022 SIPRI Lecture by HE Helen Clark

Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme spoke on the security risks brought about by climate change.

Nuclear S. Asia and Women in IR: A conversation with Dr Tanvi Kulkarni

Tanvi Kulkarni, APLN policy fellow, appeared on an Indo-Pacific Circle podcast, where she spoke on what building a feminist foreign policy looks like from a nuclear decision-making standpoint.



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