This drawing was done during the first session of WPS2. The participants of the course were asked to draw their idea of women in war and conflict on a piece of paper. This wonderful drawing was done by Swati Dey from India which explains clearly a woman's longing for restoration of peace beyond borders.
Militarization is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence and accepts violence as a viable way of resolving conflict. It is related to militarism, which is an ideology that reflects the level of militarization of a state. Since I am from Afghanistan and I live in Afghanistan where the country is in a state of war for almost four decades, therefore, all of my examples and reflections will be centralized to my country. I was young when
I still remember the first pair of boots I got was plastic made. During childhood back in my village, these shoes were not less than a blessing. I almost showed to everyone how beautiful my shoes are. This society was very near to the State of Nature where everyone was equal but everyone was not at war with everyone. Every social activity i.e. birth and death, marriage, toiling, and farming were communal activities. Where different clans were headed by different chiefs the so