Building knowledge and awareness about women’s participation in arms control and disarmament
We work to build awareness and generate data on gender balance, identifying patterns, analyzing trends and offering ideas to improve women’s participation in international security.
The field arms control and disarmament is marked by a pronounced gender imbalance, as men outnumber women 2 to 1 in diplomatic fora. Challenges are even greater at the leadership level, as men outnumber women 4 to 1 as heads of delegations to arms control and disarmament negotiations.
Creating a level playing field is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart one, as more diversity in arms control can strengthen its effectiveness.