IGC Disarmament Impact Group publishes a Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners
In its first action in the new year, and after being nominated for the prestigious Arms Control Person(s) of the Year 2018 for its work on disarmament and gender, the IGC Disarmament Impact Group published a Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners on Gender & Disarmament, as well as a Fact Sheet on Arms Trade Treaty ATT.
The Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack includes basic information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, in addition to practical ideas that can support diplomats in applying a gender lens to their work. Structured in four parts the pack deals with:
1. Why gender and disarmament?
Key concepts and main approaches for integrating gender perspectives into arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.
2. Progress to date
How gender perspectives have been applied to relevant arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament agreements and United Nations General Assembly resolutions.
3. Areas for action
Practical guidance on how to make multilateral meetings more inclusive and gender-responsive leaning heavily on the IGC Gender-Responsive Toolkit published by the IGC Representation Impact Group launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2018.
4. Further Resources
In addition to a non-exhaustive list of statements, working papers and studies addressing gender perspectives in arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.