24 May is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. This week’s vigil highlights what women around the world, from Israel to Korea, are doing for peace and against war.  At the same time, Rebecca Johnson, a London Women in Black and founding President of ICAN, is in South Korea, as part of the Women […]

International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament   Recently updated !


Welcome to London Women in Black’s blog. We hold silent vigils every Wednesday in the centre of London.  Our message is simple: Women in Black oppose war, violence and militarism; we stand for peace, with justice. Click on each week’s box to find out more, and read the leaflets we give out to the public. […]

London Women in Black – Weekly Vigils   Recently updated !


With more than 5,000 Palestinians injured and over100 killed by Israeli forces in the last six weeks, Women in Black in London again called on our own government to stop selling arms to Israel, and to work towards a just peace. Responding to hostility from some members of the public, we continue to emphasise that “Our […]

Gaza



Since the end of March Israeli forces have injured over 5,000 Palestinans and killed at least 45.  London Women in Black call for an end to  – and accountability for – the violence of the Israeli state. You can see our leflet and call to the UK government below.

Israeli armed forces’ deadly response to Palestinian protest


Following Israel’s shooting of unarmed Palestinians in the #GreatReturnMarch, we renew our call on the British Government to #stoparmingisrael. EU countries licensed €370 million of military equipment to Israel in 2016. We also continue to call for the end of the occupation, and the blockade on Gaza, and justice for Palestinians. See February vigil for our […]

Palestine First Wednesday every ...


Global military spending in 2016 reached $1.686 billion. On 11, 18 & 25 April we’ll ask Londoners how they would spend that money. Walk by Edith Cavell statue & tell us your answer, 6-7pm #DivestFromWar #MoveTheMoney#PeaceNotWar #GDAMS #GCOMS Pax Christi GCOMS – Global Campaign on Military Spending … and in these photos you can see what some people thought they would […]

The Cost of Military Spending April 2018



Before and after the bombing of Syria by UK, US and French forces, Women in Black protested outside parliament, the prime minister’s residence and at our weekly vigils.

Syria: Women in Black respond


This month all our vigils focus on Palestine and the Occupation, and the consequences for the Palestinian people. With Trump’s divisive pronouncements and the withdrawal of more than half of the US’s planned funding to UNWRA (UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees), we wanted to bring back the focus on the injustice of over 70 years […]

Palestine: 70 years of injustice. February 2018


This months vigils called for an end to the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which are fueling the conflict in Yemen. Since 2015, over 10,500 people have been killed; more than three million people have been displaced, and at least eight million people face imminent famine, which worsened after November 2017, because the Saudis […]

End Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: January 2018



In the weeks running up to Christmas, London Women in Black urged passers-by to give a present for peace by supporting key charities and other organisations working against war, for refugees and for peace.

December 2017: pre-Christmas Vigils