The global theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. This speaks to the core of our mission, as the very founding of Ploughshares Fund by Sally Lilienthal 40 years ago was in itself a bold choice to challenge.
Today, as thousands of nuclear weapons remain in unchecked control by only a few men in power, Ploughshares Fund continues to #ChooseToChallenge – the false assumptions, unfair gender biases, as well as the systematic racism that legitimize and normalize dangerously outdated nuclear weapons policies.
Read the stories below to learn more about the women preventing nuclear war who #ChooseToChallenge and change the national security field.
Let us know how you #ChooseToChallenge. Share your story on social media using #ChooseToChallenge and tag Ploughshares Fund!
Christine Ahn | read more
Sunny Dooley | read more
Beatrice Fihn | read more
Ambassador Laura Holgate | read more
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins | read more
Cynthia Lazaroff | read more
Lovely Umayam | read more