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 […]
Many thanks to Alisdare Hickson who sent us photographs he took of our vigil; You can see the other photos, and Alisdare’s comments on our vigil here ; photos are posted on a Creative Commons basis.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The world spends £2.96 billion a day on the military; in Disarmament Week, London Women in Black suggested some ways in which states and civil society could change this.
On 20 September 2017, the nuclear ban treaty was opened for signatures by UN member states, with over 50 signing up on the first day. But not the UK government – naturally Women in Black in London took the first opportunity to call on our government to sign this important new treaty.
As one of the world’s largest arms fairs takes place in London, Women in Black are asking Londoners and visitors to the city, to show their opposition. The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is heavily subsidized by the UK government, which uses it to promote the sale of UK-manufactured arms to countries at war […]