Vigils


Women hold banners , text about military spending
Last week Boris Johnson announced an increase in defence spending of £16.5 billion over four years, this is in addition to the annual military budget of £ 47 billion.  This was hailed as a great step forward. We are already the 4th largest military spender in the world. At the same time The NHS and the […]

No to increased military spending


Photo of Woman in Black with placards on message of stooping arms sales to Yemen with
In October the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)  launched a new challenge to the legality of the renewal of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia.  These were banned by the Court of Appeal in 2019. Since the bombing of Yemen began in March 2015, the UK has licensed £5.4 billion worth of arms to the Saudi regime, […]

Yemen: Devastated by war and Covid. Stop Arms Sales   Recently updated !


Image of vigil, white poppies and text about Remembrance
In these days, many of us are wearing white poppies. The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts than killing strangers. They are produced by the Peace Pledge Union. The PPU’s work, primarily educational, draws attention to many of our social values and habits which make continuing violence a […]

Remember the dead. Take action for peace.



Years of illegal military occupation, restriction of movement, blockades and destruction of homes has caused devastation to communities in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.  This is made worse by Israel’s plans to annex more land in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli and Palestinian women struggle for justice Hallel Rabin is an 18 year old conscientious […]

Israeli & Palestinian women struggle for justice


On 24 October, UN Day, Honduras became the 50th state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  The Treaty will now come into force on 22 January 2021. This has been achieved by the grassroots work of campaigners around the world who have raised awareness, lobbied, acted to urge their governments […]

Welcoming the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons!


 We urge adherence to the ceasefire , declared on 10 October.  Since September 27, hundreds of people have been killed in this latest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.  We stand with WiB  Armenia and all women in the region. As in all conflicts and wars, women bear the greatest burden. · Read more background to […]

Solidarity: Armenia & Azerbaijan




Years of illegal military occupation, restriction of movement, blockades and destruction of homes has caused devastation to communities in the West Bank, East Jerusalem  and Gaza.  This is made worse by Israel’s plans to annex more land  in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories, Women in Black Israel Women in Black vigils originated in Jerusalem, Israel in […]

Women in Black in Israel; women in Gaza.


“More than five years of war have devastated the lives of tens of millions of Yemenis, brought state institutions to the verge of collapse and reversed development by decades. With the coronavirus pandemic, the urgency of reaching a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict has only grown. There are more than 2,000 confirmed cases […]

Yemen: Stop Arms Sales



at home… and in the rain, still standing, but now with no more than six of us allowed under new Covid-19 rules. Write to  Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab,  FCDO, King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH   (fcdo.correspondence@fcdo.gov.uk  ) urging that our government Support the global ceasefire, holding those who break ceasefires accountable Take  a lead in  […]

International Day of Peace 21 September