Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Jennifer Allsopp writes about Militarism, insecurity and non-state actors: the “other invasion” for our Women Beyond War conference.
Several plenaries and workshops that I have attended in the last two days at the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference here in Belfast have, in addition to demonstrating the central role of states in committing, perpetuating and tolerating violence, shed more light on the role of non-state actors in perpetuating militarism and insecurity. As one participant put it this afternoon, ‘in the world we live in we’re talking about militarised non-state actors, global neoliberalism…the outsourcing of responsibility. This demands different strategies in terms of how we respond to this global proliferation of non-state threats of security’.
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