Election vigils: Vote for real peace and security

In the run up to the parliamentary election in the UK, our vigils on 29 April and 6 May encouraged voters to vote for parties that had a progressive position on real peace and security. Part of our strategy was to encourage votes for parliamentary candidates who opposed the renewal of Trident,the UK’s nuclear weapons […]


Global Day of Action on Military Spending, 8 April 2015

Women in Black London used some of the IPB materials for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on our Wednesday Vigil on 8 April in central London. The vigil was an anti-Trident/nuclear weapons vigil, and we made a GCOMS banner for each side of the Edith Cavell statue where we stand. The vigil […]


International Women’s Day Vigil, 4 March 2015

As in previous years, we joined with other women’s organisations, for a pre-International Women’s Day Vigil. We had good support from partner organisations this evening and gave out plenty of leaflets. We called for NO TO MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – in the home; – in the community; -in peace and in war. The Network […]


A Vigil on Ukraine, 25 February

We felt that the vigil on the Ukraine was well received this evening, and gave out 175-200 leaflets. There was one violent incident when a man snatched Caroline’s leaflets; Liz successfully defused the situation.


Vigil 3 December: End immunity for peacekeepers

This week we took part in the international WiB action against immunity from prosecution for UN peacekeepers. Although there is little media coverage of this issue, we found that a surprising number of people took our leaflets, and hopefully wrote to the Ministry of Defence. We are still waiting for a reply from them. Here’s […]


London Vigil 5 November

In the week before Remembrance Day on 11 November, and the “celebration” of the 100th anniversary of the first world war,¬†our vigil this week urged people to not only remember the dead…. but also to take action for peace. We wore white poppies, long used by the peace movement instead of the red poppies. We […]