This webinar is a space for voices from the “Global South” and “Global North”, invited to explore commonalities and diversities and to investigating common action for a genuine security. The space is open for feminists from the "Global North" and the "Global South" to discuss feminist interpretations of security.
In the first part, we will look critically at arms exporting countries shaping militarized concepts of security. We will also discuss the consequences of armed interventions, long-term military and colonial occupation, and the role of non-state actors including militias etc. by listening to stories about the insecurities they create for people, especially women.
In the second part, all the webinar participants can share different experiences of organizing and mobilizing against patriarchal militarized policies and for their safety. They share their feminist visions of genuine security and have the opportunity to learn from one another about ways to envision and re-envision “security”, focusing on vision, on what we are trying to create.
• Given the previous discussion and your experiences in your contexts, what do you believe are foundational principles for ensuring genuine security for people and the planet?
• What are some ways to build and strengthen transnational solidarities to-wards our visions?
Key Note: Margo Okazawa-Rey, PWAG, International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM)
- Shirin Jurdi, Regional Co-ordinator WILPF Lebanon
- Inda Fatinaware and Astrid Puspitasari, SAWIT WATCH, Indonesia
- Nora Ahmetaj, Feminist and Researcher on Transitional Justice, Kosovo
- Kozue Akibayashi, Professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan
- Lisa Natividad, Assistant Professor at the University of Guam and Peace Activist (Guahan/Guam)
Political commitments from the “Global North”: Özlem Demirel (EU)/Marionna Schlatter (Switzerland)
Moderators: Heidi Meinzolt, Annemarie Sancar