25 November – 10 December Today we are standing, alongside women in many cities and countries, in protest against male violence against women Global Days of Action – Stop Violence against Women – Stop Male Violence Against Women In Peace Time National: An estimated 1.6 million women aged 16 to 74 suffered domestic abuse in […]

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Today we are wearing white poppies. The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts than killing strangers. Produced by the Peace Pledge Union, the white poppy has been worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day for almost ninety years, as a symbol of remembrance and peace. The PPU draws […]

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As the United Nations marks UN Disarmament Week (October 24-30), the urgency to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons from our world is greater now than during the Cold War. [Vigil: November 2022] In February, Russia invaded Ukraine and overtly threatened to use nuclear weapons. This escalation follows several years of US, Russian and North Korean […]

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Women in Iran should have the right to life, dignity, safety and freedom We are deeply angry, concerned and saddened by the deaths of Mahsa Amini, Sarina Esmailzadeh, Hadis Najafi and more than 184 others – including schoolgirls – murdered by the morality police this month in Iran, during the security forces’ violent response to […]

Woman, Life, Freedom; Zan, Zendegi, Azadi

No to the fist, no to the knife, no to the bomb International Day of Nonviolence 2 October is International Day of Nonviolence, introduced by the UN in 2007 to celebrate the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) and the nonviolent campaigns he established to challenge racism and create an independence movement in India. As […]

No to all violence!

Today, 12 October, we again called for Climate Justice. The beautiful flowers in the photograph were there to mark the anniversary of Edith Cavell’s execution… left by various nursing unions/networks. Patriotism is not enough, as she said…… See below for our leaflet. At this time of war, loss, environmental destruction and nuclear dangers, Women in […]

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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.

End attacks on Palestinian human rights and women’s organisations

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