WiB London




Women in Black with white poppies
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. For the past three weeks, Women in Black London, have been displaying and selling the white poppy, which symbolises the desire for an end to all armed conflict, and the remembrance of all victims of war.

Remembrance…….




This is international week for countering the militarisation of youth – including the recruitment of young people under the age of 18 into the military (as in the UK).  The UK government spends more than £45 million a year promoting a “military ethos” in schools, encouraging children as young as 12 to support the military, […]

Countering the militarisation of youth


With millions living across the world with no peace and no security, we asked people to imagine what the UK could do if it didn’t spend £44.7 billion a year on Defence, or what the world could be like if it didn’t spend £3.64 billion per day on the military!

UN Disarmament Week



With around 14 million people now at risk of famine in the Yemen, a famine that is considered to be potentially the world’s worst famine in 100 years, Women in Black again called on the UK government to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia. In the same week Saudi Arabia is under the spotlight following the […]

Yemen in famine – end arms sales to Saudi Arabia


In advance of NATO’s November military exercises, one of the largest of its kind, Women in Black called for the abolition of NATO, the closure of its military bases and and for the costs of NATO to be used instead for health and welfare .  

Women in Black say No to NATO




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