Women in Black Vigil on climate justice and nuclear war
Vigils 21 & 28 September 2022 At this time of war, loss, environmental destruction and nuclear dangers, Women in Black stand for peace and sustainable humanitarian security.These are extraordinary times. We are facing existential threats from climate chaos and nuclearweapons, exacerbated by denial and aggression from some leaders, and dangerous, short-sighted,policies from others. International law, […]

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WiB Vigil Palestine 140922
14 September – Again this week, we highlighted the continuing and long-standing need for justice for Palestinans, and in particular, attacks on Palestinian human rights and women’s organisations. You can see our leaflet in last week’s entry, and an example letter you could send to the new Prime Minister.

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Vigil about Palestine
7 September 2022 Renewed attacks on Palestinian Human Rights organisations.In August, for the second time within a year, Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations,including Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) and the Defence of ChildrenInternational-Palestine (DCIP), had their offices violently raided by Israeli police. Materials anddocuments from these offices were confiscated and office doors […]

Women in Black London call for Justice for Palestinians

We continued to focus on nuclear weapons throughout the whole of August, given both the international tensions around nuclear weapons and nuclear power with respect to Ukraine, and the ongoing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference at the UN in New York. Sadly, after four weeks of negotations, Russia blocked the adoption of any substantive commitments because […]

Calling for an end to nuclear weapons

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 […]

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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 […]

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