Alternatives of security
The classic conception of security considers national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and public order as the main assets to be protected against internal and external threats. Under this paradigm, the state conducts a risk analysis and pursues its own security by increasing its political, police and military dominance. The most important public security policies have emerged from this notion and are mostly based on reactive and punitive frameworks for social control and armed action. These strategies are inefficient because they do not address the causes of conflicts or aim at their transformation. Paradoxically, they reinforce the culture of violence they seek to reduce.
This action line aims to build an alternative discourse to the prevailing conception of security by disseminating the strategies and tools that feminism and pacifism provide to address conflict. In particular, ICIP seeks to rethink security from a human and environmental perspective.
An alternative security framework
Redirecting security from feminism
Peace in Progress. Number 39. January 2021
Graphic summary of the webinar “Redirecting security from feminism”
Feminist security. Conceptual contributions and current development
Summary of the cycle “20 años de la Agenda Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad”
Balance y propuestas para una paz feminista.