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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UK NGOs: Government is on wrong side of history boycotting ban negotiations

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Blog, Disarmament, Gender, Peace and Security, News | 0 comments

WILPF UK has joined many other NGOs to protest the government’s current position on the UN treaty negotiations currently taking place in New York regarding the banning of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons have catastrophic consequences both for humanity and the environment, and WILPF believes that women in particular are impacted and disadvantaged by nuclear arms races, to say nothing of nuclear conflict. The UK government must take a stronger position – ANY position – in these negotiations. Sitting them out is not an option! Click through to read the the statement written by ICAN and signed and endorsed by WILPF UK and WILPF Scotland: ICAN...

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Peace and Freedom News

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog, Featured, News, Recent Work - about us | 0 comments

WILPF has had a busy couple of months and it doesn’t look like we’ll be quieting down any time soon. Here’s some information about the great things we have been up to.   Alice Wheedon Vigil Feminists from around the country, including the great-granddaughters of Alice Wheedon, gathered on Friday 10 February at the Royal Courts of Justice to hold a vigil for Alice Wheedon. This event marked the centenary of Alice Wheeldon’s wrongful conviction on the charge of conspiring to poison the Prime Minister Lloyd George. One hundred years later, widespread police spying continues and the infiltration of campaigning groups is being exposed. This event had a great turnout and was covered in the media, including ITV news and the BBC.   Million Women Rise – 10th anniversary Million Women Rise is the biggest international women and girls march against male violence in all its forms. WILPF was honoured to take place in the 10th anniversary march, marching from Oxford St to Trafalar Square, joining a crowd of thousands to reject male violence. If you participated in the march and took any photos, please get in touch! We’d love to share them on our website.   Lush Summit On the 8th and 9th of February, WILPF was invited to be part of the LUSH Summit event aimed at bringing together activists of all stripes. Held at Tobacco Dock, the event was a great success attracting a diverse crowd of interested people looking to learn more about the work WILPF has been involved in over the last 100 years.  Surrounded by likeminded organisations, this was a fantastic opportunity for WILPF to be able to reach out to a diverse crowd and be able to gather more support for our activism, especially in the realm of nuclear disarmament. People were particularly interested in the gendered approach to international peacemaking and stopped to ask more about how gender inequality is perpetuated by conflict and vice versa. Rebecca Johnson and Helen Kidan both utilised this opportunity to speak about issues currently relevant to our organization. Helen Kidan, from the Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) addressed the situation in Eritrea and Rebecca focused on the up-coming UN negotiations for a Global Ban on nuclear weapons. The continuous support from LUSH has been instrumental in allowing WILPF to further increase its membership base in a dynamic and fun atmosphere, and we hope to be able to be involved in similar events in the future. Miriam Karmali  – London...

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