internation al Day of Peace
No to all violence: No to the fist, no to the knife, no to the bomb 2 October is International Day of Nonviolence, introduced by the UN in 2007 to celebrate the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) and the nonviolent campaigns he established to challenge racism and create an independence movement in India. As […]

International Day of Nonviolence

Women in Black (WiB) acknowledging the work of women peacemakers 21 September is the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations to strengthen the ideals of peace by observing 24 hours of nonviolence and ceasefire. Women around the world bring their skills and experiences of peace building to every level of […]

International Day for Peace

Vigil 150921 arms and afghanistan
Women in Black London say No More Arms Fairs in the UK at their vigil in central London tonight. –  This week the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands will host DSEI – Defence and Security Equipment International – one of the largest arms fairs in the world. Governments and military delegations will be browsing the […]

No more arms fairs

Tonight we meet again between 6 – 7 pm at the Edith Cavell Statue, Trafalgar Square  Women in Black London appeals to the UK Government to: Ensure that safe passage out of Afghanistan is provided to those who are especially at risk of the Taliban; not limit the numbers of Afghan refugees we welcome to […]

No to arms for sale in London

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Arms and Afghanistan

Women in Black London calls on the UK Government to: Ensure that visas and safe passage out of Afghanistan are provided to all who are especially at risk from the Taliban. Do not limit the numbers of Afghan refugees to arbitrary quotas, but respond to this humanitarian emergency by providing for those in need of […]

Welcome Refugees …. Help Afghanistan …. Stop DSEI Arms Fair

Plea The bi-annual DSEI arms fair will be held at the London EXCEL centre between 14-17 September.  Supported by theMinistry of Defence and the UK Defence & Security Export Ministry, it expects 36 thousand visitors from 114 countries.  Their website promotes the event as a chance to ‘do business, enter the supply chain, meet buyers of your […]

No Arms Fair in London

For a second week we focus on the first use of nuclear weapons 76 years ago.  On 9 August these weapons were used on the city of Nagasaki.  Our leaflet and our action responses below. Response · Urge your MP to sign EDM 1667 calling the Government to abandon plans to increase warheads and work for nuclear […]

Say no to nuclear weapons!

Vigil Augist 2020
76 years ago on  6th & 9th August nuclear weapons were used for the first time on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  The world is now burdened with 13,400 nuclear weapons.  Just one can destroy a city.  The UK Government has just committed to INCREASE its nuclear warheads by 40%.  Nuclear weapons are […]

Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Say NO to ...