Here we are in our shiny sparky vigil urging the public to make a donation to organisations that provide support people in conflict zones or who work for peace, and to resolve to work for peace and against war and the arms trade in the new year. To make it more special, we welcomed Sheila […]

Give a Present for Peace this Christmas

Tonight we marked the end of 16 Days against Violence against Women, with a reminder that Women’s Rights are Human Rights, two days after the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.    

Against Violence against Women: Human Rights Day

Every £ spent on the military is one £ less to spend on things we need: NHS, pensions, social care. Women in Black said No to NATO, an aggressive and costly military pact.

Women in Black say No to NATO

Women in Black with white poppies
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. For the past three weeks, Women in Black London, have been displaying and selling the white poppy, which symbolises the desire for an end to all armed conflict, and the remembrance of all victims of war.


Women in Black London are amongst more than 50 organisations around the world who have signed up to a statement on the UN Day for Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict. You can read the statement Human security requires environmental security here

UN Day for Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict

This is international week for countering the militarisation of youth – including the recruitment of young people under the age of 18 into the military (as in the UK).  The UK government spends more than £45 million a year promoting a “military ethos” in schools, encouraging children as young as 12 to support the military, […]

Countering the militarisation of youth

With millions living across the world with no peace and no security, we asked people to imagine what the UK could do if it didn’t spend £44.7 billion a year on Defence, or what the world could be like if it didn’t spend £3.64 billion per day on the military!

UN Disarmament Week

With around 14 million people now at risk of famine in the Yemen, a famine that is considered to be potentially the world’s worst famine in 100 years, Women in Black again called on the UK government to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia. In the same week Saudi Arabia is under the spotlight following the […]

Yemen in famine – end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

In advance of NATO’s November military exercises, one of the largest of its kind, Women in Black called for the abolition of NATO, the closure of its military bases and and for the costs of NATO to be used instead for health and welfare .  

Women in Black say No to NATO