February Vigils 2018

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 […]

10 & 18 January 2018: End UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Again, we decided to again call 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 […]

December 2017: pre-Christmas Vigils

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.

6 December: ICAN wins the Nobel Peace Prize

This week we have something to celebrate, ahead of the formal ceremony awarding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN – the International Campaign to Nuclear Weapons – for its work  in bringing about the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Many cheers from us, especially as Rebecca Johnson, a […]

25 Nov 2017: International Day against Violence against Women

Starting off the annual sixteen days of action against violence against women, our leaflet highlighted violence against women in peace and how militarized violence damages both women and the men who perpetrate that violence; and – to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – emphasized that women’s rights are human rights.

15 November: Against the Militarization of Youth

This week, London Women in Black joined up with friends from War Resisters International, Forces Watch and other organizations to support the International Week of Action against the Militarization of Youth, (20-26 November 2017). The militarization of youth is a world-wide issue: but as we we live in the only EU country which recruits 16 […]