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Toward Engendered-Sustainable Peace to End Patriarchal Violence

  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
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Abstract

This chapter analyzes structural factors of patriarchal authoritarianism, exclusion, discrimination, exploitation, violence and destruction through the concept of “engendered-sustainable peace”. This concept attempts to understand the deeply anchored links between patriarchy and war system that are related to physical–natural and sociocultural violence. The sources of threats were consolidated over thousands of years by patriarchal institutions, religious bodies, self-identified beliefs and social representations. The totalitarian exercise of power has also affected natural resources, climate and ecosystems. Wealth got further concentrated in a small group of oligarchs, who manage global capital and control governments. Faced with these global threats, the chapter raises a question whether this concept can provide a deeper understanding and new tools to promote a sustainability transition with nature and humankind?

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