Saudi Arabia’s eight year war with Yemen has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Hundreds of thousands have been killed.  3.2 million children are internally displaced and 12.9 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. OXFAM reports that 24 million people, 80% of the population, are in need of emergency aid. Most […]

Save the people of Yemen ...

WOMEN IN BLACK OPPOSE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, POWER, MILITARISM & ARMS SALES    We campaign to prevent armed conflicts and end military-industrial activities that destroy our climate, lives and environment. We work for sustainable peace and security, free of nuclear, military and fossil-fuel dependencies. We recognise that many wars and violations of the rights and security […]

Prevent nuclear attacks. End Wars, Build Peace

A world at war needs your gift of peace Global military spending in 2021 reached US$ 2113 billion, exceeding $2 trillion for the first time, the equivalent of, $268 per person.  UK military spending for 2022-3 is  £48.6 billion.  In addition the UK gave £2.3 billion of military assistance to Ukraine and more is promised. […]

Give a Present for Peace this Christmas

On 30 November and 7 December, we continued our vigils covering the 16 Days against Violence against Women Nov 25, International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women marks the start of the Global16 days Campaign to end violence to women, ending on December 10, Human Rights Day. The 2022theme is ‘End Femicide’, the intentional killing […]

End violence against women in peace and war. End femicide.

On 25 November, London Women in Black joined with COMMON CAUSE UK leaders and survivors from D.R.Congo and Rwanda, MillionWomenRise and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) participated in a small solidarity demonsration at Downing Street in London. COMMON CAUSE handed in their Memorandum (dated 31 October) and a solidarity letter (signed […]

WiB join Common Cause UK in call for an ...

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 […]

No to violence against women in peace and war

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 […]

Women in Black remember the dead and take action for ...

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 […]

No to nuclear weapons, Yes to real security, peace and ...

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!