chapter  12
34 Pages

Jordanian Women’s Concepts of Human Security

ByNorma Nemeh

Throughout history, when it comes to addressing issues of national, state or even economic security, women have been effectively marginalized and, until fairly recently, completely excluded from participating in the discussion. The mainstream parameters that warrant a secure state have been defi ned and conditioned by militaristic ideals of power and aggression and do not allow for alternative visions or interpretations of security to be included in the equation. The assertion of this article is that current security systems are extremely sexist and militarist in their scope; they are not addressing the survival needs of societies in general and the security needs of women in particular.