UK WILPF 2017 Autumn Seminar – Voices of Refugee Women

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Join us for UK WILPF’s 2017 Autumn Seminar, Voices of Refugee Women, at Salvation Army Hall, 70 Mare Street, London, E8 4RT on Saturday 25th November, 11am – 4pm.   Every year we hold a seminar in the Autumn which all UK WILPF members are invited to, as well as our friends from other organisations and anyone else interested in our work. The theme of this year’s Seminar is Voices of Refugee Women, and our aim is to raise awareness and show solidarity with refugee women. Throughout the day we will hear from refugee women themselves, women who work with them and hold group discussions and workshops. We will try to make the event sociable as well as educational. Tickets cost £10 and will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. You can buy tickets here.    We are keen for our event to be inclusive, and so we are happy to provide help with expenses if you require this. The venue also has disabled access. Please contact for more information. You can also find out more on our Facebook event page....

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We need YOUR help

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Two years ago we worked with The Clapham Film Unit, Charlotte Bill and community volunteers to make ‘These Dangerous Women’. This film marked the centenary of the 1915 International Women’s Congress, which gave rise to WILPF. Now, we together with The Clapham Film Unit have sent a new application to The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project called “Women Peace Activists at Versailles 1919”. Charlotte Bill, working with Helen Kay, our historian, also now has the support of international WILPF members to make a new film and lead further research. The application with HLF is therefore at a critical stage. Despite receiving warm feedback regarding our application, HLF has told us that it only failed on “risk to delivery” due to inconsistencies in the plan. They said if we correct these specified inconsistencies and demonstrate “interest from the public outside of WILPF” it will be very likely to succeed. This is where YOU come in. We need non-WILPF members to show an interest in this project. For example if your organisation wants to show the finished film, or as the sign-up sheet suggests, are willing to be involved in the research, training and re-enactment activities. If as individuals or as an organisation, you feel able to complete the form ( that can be downloaded here) and return it to us this would help support our application. In peace and love, And THANK YOU,   UK WILPF...

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Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty opens for signatures – ICAN UK’s statement

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty has opened for signatures today. The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, popularly known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty, was formerly adopted on 7th July and thus bans actors from using, threatening to use, producing, developing, holding and testing nuclear weapons. More than 50 heads of state, government and foreign ministers are expected to sign the treaty today in New York, during a ceremony marking the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. With the growing tensions between North Korea and the US, the risk of nuclear war is once again growing. This Treaty is therefore not only landmark but also of ever-increasing relevance to the realpolitik of today. Despite the nuclear states, including the UK, boycotting the UN negotiations for the Treaty earlier this year, the Treaty’s quest to be enshrined into International Law has reached the next step. Unfortunately, the UK is noticeably absent from the line of signatories. ICAN UK have released a statement on the opening of the Nuclear Ban Treaty. ICAN UK writes, “Heads of State and Foreign Ministers from many countries will start the process of joining the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) when it is opened for signature by the UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York today, 20 September. “Tensions are continuing to grow between the US and North Korea – both are practising the theory of deterrence, which has resulted in North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests. The risk of the use of nuclear weapons, with all the devastating humanitarian consequences that would entail, is higher than ever. By providing a global framework to rid the world of this inhumane and unacceptable weapon of mass destruction, the new Nuclear Prohibition Treaty provides new tools and pressures to address the insecurity that nuclear weapons create. “Despite the declaration by the current UK government that Britain will never sign this multilateral disarmament treaty, parliamentarians and civil society are holding public signing events in Edinburgh, Leeds and London…” Read the rest of the statement here. Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, was also in attendance of the ceremony, and remarked on the historic nature of...

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Meet us at Lush Oxford St

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

We are going to be at Lush Oxford Street Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September. Come find our stall there to find out more about who we are and what we campaign to achieve. We will also be promoting our 2017 Autumn Seminar, Voices of Refugee Women, which is set to take place Saturday 25th November. We hope to see you there!  ...

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Ask your MP to support The Nuclear Ban Treaty

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

The UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons opens for signature and ratification in the UK from 20th September. Join us in calling on our MPs to support it.  The UN’s ground-breaking Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) makes nuclear weapons clearly illegal and provides a framework for their total elimination. It creates two legal pathways for a nuclear-armed country like Britain to join the treaty and get rid of Trident. WILPF is a long-standing partner in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). We advocated successfully for the TPNW to recognise the specially appalling nuclear impacts on women and girls, and to ban threats to use nuclear weapons along with core prohibitions on activities like the use, development, testing, manufacture, stationing and deployment of these WMD. Engage your MPs to sign this pledge to work for the UK to sign this important Treaty and bring it into full legal effect. Click here to Find out...

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