Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

A feminist critique of the atomic bomb

Weapons prevent war. So goes the “realist” discourse about nuclear weapons. A feminist analysis helps to understand how nuclear weapons are a patriarchal tool, and how it benefits the patriarchy to advocate for their continued existence in the arsenals of a few selected governments.

By Ray Acheson

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Created by the European Institute for Gender Equality, this Gender Glossary and Thesaurus provides a helpful overview of issues and terms concerning gender democracy.

GWI Publications

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Women’s bodies have regularly been – and still are – the central target of conservative and fundamentalist ideology and praxis. This essay provides analytical background information for critical and controversial debates and motivation to explore political intervention.

Roadmap to 1325

The UN resolution 1325 It could be a milestone for gender-equitable security policy. This volume contributes to filling the gap in knowledge about approaches both to gender-sensitive peace and security policy.

International Gender Politics

Trans, intersex, queer: Germany’s highest court makes groundbreaking ruling

The German Federal Constitutional Court has ordered the legislature to provide a third gender option beside male or female in the country’s birth registry – or else do away altogether with information on gender in civil status. This puts Germany in a position to play a leading role in Europe on this issue.

By Leo Yannick Wild

Dossier: Beijing+20

Claiming back the F Word: Feminism and Women’s Glossy Magazines

Women’s magazines have long faced critique for their often narrow and conceptualized portrayal of women and the impact that this has on the consumer. In their paper, Joy Watson and Claudia Lopes explore both harmful and emancipatory  aspects of women's magazines over different periods in time.

By Joy Watson, Claudia Lopes

The Feminist Moment

DDF LogoThe Digital German Women's archive launched for the first time last Thursday, September, 13, 2018. Funded by the Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSJ), the new archive consists of various documents, photographs, video footage, as well as posters from the Women's Movement. The goal of the project is to create a digital platform on which visitors can easily access information about key moments and figures in the Women's Movement — Creator: Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv. All rights reserved.