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WILPF Secretary General gives a TEDx talk on gender, war, and peace

"War is about political economy, power, and gender," says Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, during this TEDx talk on militarised security and violent masculinities.

In 1945 there was dream, one in which future generations would be spared the scourge of war and there would be peace. Laws have been put in place to regulate our conduct to protect human rights and to bring that peace. We have created systems to oversee their implementation and to hold accountable those who transgress. But the dream still seems out of our reach.

In this talk, Madeleine Rees examines how the intersection of political economy, militarism, and the multilateral system have undermined the promise of the UN Charter and human rights, and explores what we must do to reclaim it.