TELL THE PRIME MINISTER to SIGN the UK to the U.N. TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS and CANCEL TRIDENT and ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS! Vigils on 3 and 10 August On 6 August 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Over 140,000 people were killed instantly. Three days later, on 9 August, a […]

No – to all nuclear weapons. Yes – to treaty ...


To prevent the use of nuclear weapons and the waging of nuclear warwe must support and implement all the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation treaties. Vigils on 13 and 20 July 2022. Seventy seven years after nuclear bombs were first used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons still threaten theworld. The war between Russia and Ukraine […]

The UK should support all nuclear weapons treaties


Refugee Week Vigil
The 2022 Refugee Week runs between 20 – 26 June. It was established in 1998 to highlight the resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. We think especially of the vulnerability of women and children. Everyone has a right to be safe. Some basic facts about refugees and those seeking asylum. According to the Refugee […]

Support women fleeing war and conflict



Vigil 8 June 2022
The violence of war and conflict impacts women and girls in distinct, gender based ways. Abduction, rape, forced prostitution and sexual trafficking are tragically common tactics of war today. To raise awareness of this the UN initiated the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict in 2015. The day is marked on […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in ...


Internatinal Gun Destruction Day
Vigils on 8 & 15 June Guns should be Destroyed – not Re-used Worldwide, a thousand people die every day from gunshots, and three times as many are severely injured. Spinal cords severed, bones shattered, families destroyed, hearts broken. If 1000 people a day were dying from a globa When more than 1000 people a day […]

International Gun Destruction Day, 9 June


After the vigil, 11 May 2022, we heard that Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, had been shot and killed while reporting for Al’ Jazeera in Jenin on the West Bank. While she may not have been widely known in the UK, she was respected across the region as the authoratative voice on Palestine across the […]

Only justice and equality for Palestinians can bring peace to ...



During the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), 13 April – 12 May, we joinwith others to demand major reductions in military spending. We need to shift our currentunderstanding of security, which relies on military solutions, and invest in tackling climate change, eradicating poverty and in preventing future wars.War (and preparing for war) […]

No to increased military spending; Yes to genuine peaceful security


Women in Black oppose militarism and war.Russia’s invasion, occupation and war with Ukraine has entered its 6th week. Millions of people, the majority women and children, have become refugees. As with most wars, it is becoming clear that women and children are the innocent victims of violence and war crimes.Vigilante groups and people traffickers have […]

Violence and war crimes against women and children in Ukraine




WiB vigil remembering all wars
While the world focus is on Russia’s war with Ukraine, we must not forget the deaths anddisplacements, destruction and famine caused in continuing wars and conflicts and illegaloccupations. Some of these conflicts involve the use of weapons from UK arms companies,licensed by the UK government. Women and children are especially vulnerable when they aretrapped in […]

Remembering wars and conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan