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   Recently updated !


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 ...


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


Women in Black oppose militarism and war.  While the world focus is on Russia’s war with Ukraine, we must not forget the deaths and displacement in on-going wars in Yemen, Syria, Eritrea, Palestine and Afghanistan.  Some involve the use of weapons that have come from UK arms companies, licenced by our Government. In the face […]

End War on Ukraine – Immediate Ceasefire – Remember All ...


Women in Black oppose militarism and war.We recognise that many wars and violations of human rights and women’s rights are takingplace around the world, with and without the presence of nuclear weapons.In the face of the Putin government’s military invasion of Ukraine, Women in Black call for: First – with urgent action➔ an immediate ceasefire […]

End War on Ukraine – Immediate ceasefire – Prevent ...



Women in Black oppose militarism and war.We recognise that many wars and violations of human rights and women’s rights are taking place around the world, with and without the presence of nuclear weapons.In the face of the Putin government’s military invasion of Ukraine, Women in Black call for: First – with urgent action➔ an immediate […]

End War on Ukraine – Immediate Ceasefire – Prevent nuclear ...