From the Introduction: "Notwithstanding their absence in the formal structures of power, women have engaged actively with disarmament for over a century, albeit often as actors located on the periphery. Women's activism in this field is a rich and complex one. It is, however, not a history that is generally familiar to those outside the world of feminist activism and scholarship. This article provides me with an opportunity to tell that story and how women have sought to overcome exclusion, marginalization, and silencing in both policy and law in pursuit of what I describe as a transformative disarmament agenda. In other words, this article is concerned not only with women's political activism and the struggle for equal participation in disarmament circles, critical though it is. What I also seek to demonstrate are the ways in which feminist thinkers have worked to reposition and reframe the disarmament discourse and challenge mainstream thinking on and around weapons and disarmament by probing established assumptions and generating critical analyses in order to provide new solutions to old problems."
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International Law Studies (2021), v.97 p.833-915