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Civil Society and Disarmament 2016

Civil Society Engagement in Disarmament Processes - The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Ban

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The nascent movement to enact a nuclear ban treaty has reframed the problem of nuclear weapons from defense strategies to the issues of humanitarian and environmental consequences. This volume of Civil Society Engagement in Disarmament Processes presents a case for the nuclear ban treaty as a vital first step in nuclear weapons’ ultimate abolition.

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Human consequences of radiation: A gender factor in atomic harm

Ionizing radiation, no matter the source and no matter the amount, can harm living organisms. While living on Earth entails exposure to naturally occurring radiation, something new began with the dawn of nuclear weapons. The humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons include harmful impacts from the ionizing radiation they release.

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