16 Days of Activism: Militarism and Violence Against Women…

29 Nov


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?


2 Responses to “16 Days of Activism: Militarism and Violence Against Women…”

  1. Mandana December 3, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    A militaristic society perpetuates violence in general for the population. The most vulnerable of the population are women since they are often the times the primary victims in the regime.

    The environment that is created allows the perpetrators of violence to be violent and continue to marginalize the weaker population. If there is no rule of law or if the state is above rule of law than where will these women turn to once violated?

    There is no justification to have a militaristic society that does not uphold the basic rights of the population. In terms of security, isn’t human security the key to development and advancement? How can you promote human security when in fact you are violating it by allowing a militaristic society to exist?

    Women have the right to feel safe, to feel protected and most of all feel have the opportunity to prosper. That is the slogan for the current government in Uganda however some might describe the situation in Uganda as militaristic. So how are we to handle such a contradiction?

    This theme makes us question an interlinkage that has been ignored and I’ve enjoyed reflecting on how we can explain the structures of violence in this context.


  1. World Spinner - December 1, 2010

    16 Days of Activism: Militarism and Violence Against Women… « Isis ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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