Vigils


Women in Black London continue to urge restraint by all parties to prevent greater bloodshed in this escalated conflict. While sharing in the condemnation of Hamas’ attack on Israel we are greatly disturbed by the revenge violence that the Israeli government is pouring on the peoples of Gaza directly through bombing raids and indirectly by […]

Only justice for Palestinians can bring peace to Israel


Women in Black London continue to urge restraint by all parties to prevent greater bloodshed in this escalated conflict. While sharing the condemnation of Hamas’ attack on Israel last week, we are greatly disturbed by the revenge violence that the Israeli government is pouring on the peoples of Gaza – directly through bombing raids and […]

Only justice for Palestinians can bring peace to Israel




Vigil for Plaestine 20 September
Life for Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza has become ever more violent in 2023. There is political turmoil in Israel as assaults are made on democracy, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. Almost daily we read of Israeli settler and Israeli Defence Force violence towards Palestinian communities, and […]

Only justice for Palestinians can bring peace for Israel


Vigil 13 September 2023 Wonderful gathering last evening with Women in Black and women from WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) coming together for the last DSEI/Arms Fair vigil.  Loads of leaflets given out, good conversations, several interviews by independent journalists…great opportunity to raise awareness about the arms fair in central London.

ARMS FAR IN LONDON – HAPPENING NOW


Vigils 5 and 12 July 2023 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. There have been around 130 mass shootings in the US so far in 2023. In the […]

Global Week of Action against Gun Violence



Vigil for Refugee Week
The 2023 Refugee Week runs between 19–25 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. Vigils on 21 and 28 June 2023 Some basic facts about refugees and those seeking […]

Support women fleeing war and conflict


DSEI Arms Fair three months to go
The bi-annual Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is due to be held at the London EXCEL centre between 12–15 September. It brings together 1,700+ arms companies who promote their lethal wares to an expected 36,000+ attendees from around the world. The event is supported by the Ministry of Defence and the UK […]

Three months to Stop the Arms Fair


WiB Vigil for international women's day for peace and disarmament
International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (24 May) began with Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and spread around the world in the 1980s. Our women’s networks have opposed nuclear weapon deployments.  Most recently, the women-led International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for raising awareness about the unacceptable humanitarian […]

International Women’s Day for Peace & Disarmament



WiB Vigil against September Arms Fair in London
The bi-annual Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is due to be held at the London EXCEL centre between 12–15 September. It brings together 1,700+ arms companies who promote their lethal wares to an expected 36,000+ attendees from around the world. The event is supported by the Ministry of Defence and the UK […]

Stop the Arms Fair: Countdown to 12 – 15 September ...