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Women in Black is an international movement that was founded in Israel in 1988. Prompted by the first Palestinian intifada, a group of women, Israeli Jews and Palestinian citizens of Israel, stood together to call for an end to the Occupation of Palestinian lands. The first Wednesday of every month we still vigil for this […]

Palestine: End the Occupation   Recently updated !


In 2017 the UN adopted the long-awaited Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was adopted by 122 UN member states, but not the UK. Already 58 governments have signed and nine have ratified, so the Treaty is well on the way to entering into force. In 2017, ICAN (nternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear […]

UK Government – Sign the Nuclear Weapons Treaty   Recently updated !


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



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


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




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




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