Vigils


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


This months vigils called 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 the Saudis […]

End Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: January 2018




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 […]

6 December: ICAN wins the Nobel Peace Prize



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.

International Day against Violence against Women



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 […]

15 November: Against the Militarization of Youth