In solidarity with Ethiopian women activists, our vigil this week focused on the sexual violence, mainly against women, which has followed the state of emergency declared last year in Ethiopia, and which is carried out by the state authorities often against women who oppose the government, or members of ordinary civil society.
With a month to go before London hosts the DSEI Arms Fair, we highlight how arms sales – despite what governments say – fail to provide women with the real security they need. and we called on Londoners to oppose the arms fair, urging passers-by to: Take Part in the Week of Action – 4-11 […]
Sometimes we don’t have a particular theme for our vigil, and that’s when we go back to basics and use our silent presence and our leaflets to explain why Women in Black oppose militarism and war. This is the leaflet we used in July 2017.
Refugee week 2017
In May there was a surprising election – called by the government in a bid to increase its majority….London Women in Black had some other ideas and called on the public to vote for parties with policies that encourage security, equality and human rights….
As evidence grows for the use of UK weapons and expertise in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, this week’s vigils focuses on how the UK is fuelling the conflict in Yemen. We also highlight an upcoming legal challenge to the UK’s arms sales by our friends in the Campaign against the Arms Trade (CAAT).
Women in Black in London’s vigil this week focuses on the UN, which is expected to vote to start multilateral negotiations on a new treaty that will make the use, deployment, manufacture and possession of nuclear weapons illegal and require the elimination of existing arsenals, including the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system. [Our leaflet will […]