Feminist theories of international relations analyse power relations on a global scale and articulate the domestic, national and international spheres, believing that "realism" is a discourse that makes women invisible in politics. These theories reject any feminine specificity in relation to peace or aggression arguing that war is rooted in the patriarchal and military structures that are supported by both men and women. They also show the link between domestic, national and international violence and challenge the war / peace dichotomy that denies the disorder of social and political life, privatize and depoliticize gender insecurity. Rape is a weapon of war used on women’s bodies as a battlefield. But the violence is also structural, exerted by the globalized economy that deprives women of safety and makes women’s lives a commodity that can be exchanged, used and abused.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.