Archive | November, 2010

16 Days of Activism: Militarism and Violence Against Women…

29 Nov

WIPNET Women

Women have suffered the brunt of the violence and have become targets during conflict. Rape is an act of militarism and it has been perpetrated in conflict and post-conflict settings by militant combatants on either side of the conflict.

In what ways does the Militarism of a society contribute to the increase of Violence Against Women? In what ways can it actually help protect women from perpetrators who commit violence?

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A Cyber Dialogue on the theme ‘Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women’

25 Nov

Cyber training

November 25th launches the 2010 16 Days of Activism and with this Isis-WICCE will commence a cyber dialogue. Asking members of the community particpate and contribute to some of the questions arising from the theme of this year. 

Militarism and violence against women has been an inter-linkage that has not been at the forefront of combating abuses committed against women. A militaristic society believes in having a strong military presence to defend national interests. In trying to define the intersections between Militarism and Violence Against Women, it is imperative to understand the terms.

Today let’s begin the dialogue with what our definition of militarism and violence against women is. Please share with us how you would describe these two terms and how it contributes to the structures of violence?

Launch of our Website and the Start of 16 Days of Activism!

23 Nov

                                             

Women in Liberia

                                               16 Days of Activism

A Cyber Dialogue on the theme ‘Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women’

When: 25th of November- 10th of December 2010

Where: The Isis-WICCE website at: www.isis.or.ug

 Isis-WICCE will be actively participating in the 16 Days of Activism by hosting a cyber dialogue on its newly revamped website. As an organisation, we have had the privilege of working with women’s activists globally. Therefore, we would like to call upon our networks to create a forum where members can share their thoughts, opinions, and statements on the theme of ‘militarism and violence against women.’ Participants will be invited to contribute in the cyber dialogue which they can also share within their networks. The dialogue will commence on the first day of activism and continue for 16 days with every other day providing a new engaging question.

The theme of the 2010 16 Days of Activism is pertinent to the work of Isis-WICCE. We have seen how conflict and post-conflict situations create atmospheres and situations where militarism increases violence against women especially taking into consideration the role the military plays as either perpetrators of violence or as their mandated role in protecting them. Thus, it is important to open up a discussion on the structures of violence that do exist and navigate a way forward.