With an election called for 12 December Women in Black are on the streets encouraging people to vote against war, militarism and violence and for peace…. and to ask their candidates some searching questions about their positions on arms sales, nuclear weapons and other issues which have been buried under the political rhetoric.

Vigils 4 and 11 December – Don’t vote for militarism ...

From the International Day against Violence against Women on 25 November until 10 December, International Human Rights Day, women all over the world will be protesting violence against women in all its forms. Women in Black this year, as always, highlight the continuum of violence in both peace and war.

Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

11 November is Remembrance Day in the UK, the day that the first world war ended in Europe. For too long ceremonies have remembered only the country’s own military dead, symbolised by red poppies. But gradually more and more people have worn the white poppy, the symbol of peace, in remebrance of all those, military […]

Remembering all who have been killed in all wars

For UN Disarmanent Week we called on the Prime Minister to cancel UK’s nuclear weapons programme and sign the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

UN Disarmament Week 24-30 October

Today, as we reminded passers-by of the continuing lack of peace, justice and human rights in Palestine, we were joined by some women who were taking part in the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London this week. A good time to remember how Palestinians have been denied access to water resources by the Occupation, and how […]

A vigil for Palestine

In June the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful on the basis that ministers had failed to assess the risk to civilians.The government had agreed that they would not issue any licences for arms exports until they had sorted out proper procedures for the protection of civilians. […]

We have to remind the government – Stop Arms ...

Our dear Cynthia Cockburn died on 12 Sept. She was the quintessence of Women in Black. What a privilege to have had her in our lives. Thank you Cynthia for giving your time, energy & knowledge to transnational feminist solidarity. Thank you for keeping us on the road for peace.  

International Day of Peace: Remembering Cynthia