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Report 31: The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence

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portada informe31 anglesThe incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence

The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army it is formally established as a process of modernization into the Army. In spite of the fact that the official sources refer to this process as a fact of “equality” the reality is very different. Open the door of the army to the women, allow them to obtain the same rights of men or will turn them into other pieces of the militaristic gear?
Question like the sexual violence inside the army, the difficulty in the familiar conciliation or the perpetuity of the patriarchal roles make think about the army as an institution that generates violence inside and out of its rows.

Author: Maria de Lluc Bagur researcher for the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies

You can download the report here in EnglishSpanish and Catalan

Report 30: Gender and military culture. Lives, bodies and social control under war

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portada informe30 anglesGender and military culture. Lives, bodies and social control under war

In the new report by the Delás Centre it is analysed the relation of mutual dependence among the militarism and the patriarchy one. That is when the militarism penetrates in the society mobilize all the material available resources to the service of the war, included the human resources. The war speech, the devaluation of the value of the life, the construction of “the other one” as enemy or the promotion of certain masculinities can generate increase of the violence and feedback the existing one as mechanism of control on women, children and non-hegemonic sexual and gender identities.

Author: Nora Miralles Crespo, collaborator of the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies

You can download the report here in EnglishCatalan and Spanish

 

Report 29: Spanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts

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portada informe29 anglesSpanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts 

The Delàs Centre publishes a new report on Spanish arms exportations in which it is analyzed the role of Spain in the Middle East conflicts as well as the possible breach of the Spanish and European legislation on the trade of weapon.


In the report three worrying cases are outlined: the special relation with Saudi Arabia, the fact that explosives of the group Maxam were finishing in ISIS's hands, and the armament presence of Spanish manufacture in the war of Yemen.


Authors: Tica Font (ICIP) and Eduardo Melero (Delàs Centre)

You can download the report here in English, Spanish and Catalan

 

 

Report: Border Wars. The arms dealers profiting from the Europe's refugee tragedy

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This new report, published by theTransnational InstituteStop Wapenhandel and Centre Delàs d’estudis per la Pau, reveals how European manufacturers and sellers of weapons benefit from the tragedy of refugees. This report exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements.The study analyzes how the European policy response to refugees has led to a large increase in the budget that benefits the border security industry, dominated by large companies weapons. The report also points to a growing convergence of interests between European political leaders who seek to militarize the borders and the arms and security industry.

Author: Mark Akkerman
English text editors: Nick Buxton and Wendela de Vries
Spanish translation: Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau

 You can download here the executive summary in English, Spanish and Catalan, and the full report in Spanish

Report 28: Banks investements in weapons

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portada InformeBA2016 anglesBanks investments in weapons, is an update of the financing of nuclear weapons, cluster munitions and major arms companies in the Spanish military industry from 2011 up to 2016.

This new report reveals the funding of 34 arms companies, including the most important in the world, and identifies the financial institutions that conform the 'Armed banking', which compiles 80,000 million euros funding of the arms industry between 2011 and 2016


Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Michelle Delgado and Ana Fraga

You can download the report here in English,  Spanish and Catalan 

Report of Center Delàs and ECP: Central African Republic: Walking the Fine Line of (un) Governability

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This unique report analyzes the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) in which the key internal and external characters, are determinant in the continued political instability that feeds military coups, dictatorships and fosters the uprising discomfort among the civil society. The causes of the causes of the confrontation of political elites are studied, such as the marginalization of a large sector of the country’s population and the growing inequality among genders. It is noteworthy that the crisis and disintegration suffered by CAR has elements linked to ethnic confrontations, fragmentation of the armed groups perpetuators of violence and the exploitation of religion. The report gives visibility to the role of the European Union in the militarization of the region through the export of defense materials as of small and light weapons. The case of arms exports from Spain to the CAR and the relative Spanish companies profiting from the instability of the company are fully contemplated in this work.

Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges (Centre Delàs) and Josep Maria Royo Aspa (ECP)

You can download the report here in English, Catalan and Spanish

  
 

Report of Delàs Center and the ECP: Democratic Republic of Congo: Comprehensive review of 20 years of war

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portada InformeRDC englishReport of Delàs Center and the ECP: Democratic Republic of Congo: Comprehensive review of 20 years of war

This study co-conducted by Escola de Cultura de Pau (School of Peace Culture) and Centre Delas d’estudis per la Pau (Delàs Study Center for Peace), aims to identify the roots and causes of the conflict suffered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the main active armed actors directly involved in it. The report also presents an analysis of the arms race in the region, including data analysis on exports of defense material from the EU to the DRC, as of transfers and diversions of arms to the DRC and neighboring countries. Militarism in the country is subject of evaluation in this report in relation with military spending. In addition, the study integrates an analysis of the political economy of war, the role of natural resources and the gender dimension within the conflict.

Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges (Centre Delàs) and Josep Maria Royo Aspa (ECP)

Research support: Elena Fernandez Sandiumenge, Laura Marco Gamundi, Eira Massip Planas, Maria Villellas Ariño


You can download the full report here in English, Catalan and Spanish

Centro Delàs' Report: Saudi Arabia and bombings in Yemen: the responsibilities of the Spanish State

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Portada ArabiaSaudi informe2016 englishSaudi Arabia and bombings in Yemen: the responsibilities of the Spanish State

Facing the civil war in Yemen and the active participation of Saudi Arabia to it, the Delas Center considers necessary to analyze the role of the Spanish government in this conflict through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, in order to elucidate its possible responsibilities. This document analyzes briefly the Yemen context, the violations of International Right and International Humanitarian Right perpetrated by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia as well as the Spanish contribution to the war through arms sales and cooperation agreements with Saudis authorities. The document presents, as well, various political recommendations to the Spanish and European authorities.

Authors: Abel Rium Ainhoa Ruiz, Tica Font and Camino Simarro

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