Write to your MP to sign pledge to ratify the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that The Nuclear Ban Treaty has been signed and opened up to countries for ratification, we need to put pressure on our UK decision-makers to enshrine it in our law. The seminal Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was agreed by 122 countries of the United Nations on July 7th 2017. It was opened up to signatories on 20th September, and so far more than fifty states have already signed it. The Treaty looks to make nuclear weapons illegal and provides a framework  to totally ban them. It prohibits the use, development, testing, manufacture stationing and deployment, as well as the threat to use nuclear weapons.  However, a nuclear armed country, like Britain can still sign the treaty by agreeing to stop all these activities and embark upon a monitored process to get rid of these weapons of mass destruction. Parliamentarians can now lead the way by signing the pledge to work for the UK to sign this vital treaty and bring it into our law.  You can find the pledge and where parliamentarians can sign it here. To put pressure on your MP to sign the pledge, download the Pledge letter for MPs here.   Full pledge: We, the undersigned parliamentarians, warmly welcome the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017 as a significant step towards the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free world. We share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognize the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons. As parliamentarians, we pledge to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all...

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Join us at FiL 2017

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are going to be at this year’s Feminism in London (FiL) conference. Set to take place over the weekend of 14 and 15 October, the conference will be held at The Institute of Education, London. We have been granted half a stall, where we will have WILPF merchandise for sale and you can find out more about us, what we do and our 2017 Autumn Seminar, Voices of Refugee Women. FiL is the largest Feminist Conference in the UK. With over 100 speakers from around the world, about 1,000 attendees are expected this year. With key note speakers, group workshops, stalls and art exhibitions, all run by women, there is much to look forward to. To get there, the nearest tube is Russell Square which is a 5 minute walk away. You can book your tickets here, we hope to see you...

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Meet UK WILPF at SOAS in celebration of Cynthia Cockburn

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday 14th October at 4.30pm SOAS is celebrating our wonderful member Cynthia Cockburn, and the launching of her new book. Come find our stall there to join us in honouring Cynthia and to find out more about UK WILPF, including our upcoming Autumn Seminar, Voices of Refugee Women. We will have copies of Cynthia’s earlier books for sale as well as UK WILPF literature, so you can find out more....

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Come see UK WILPF at CND 2017 Conference

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are going to be at the CND 2017 Conference, Saturday 14th and 15th October. Held at the Arlington Centre, Camden, we will have a stall so that you can find out more about UK WILPF and what we do. In particular, we hope to talk to passersby about our Autumn Seminar. You can find out more about how to attend either day, or both, here. It promises to be an exciting and education...

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Event in Norwich 4 March

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Events, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Women in Hebron: A Palestinian Women’s Embroidery Cooperative Sat 4th March (Refreshments 10.00, talk  10.30 – 12.00), Friends Meeting House, Norwich, Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW.   You are warmly invited to attend this talk by Nawal Slemiah, founder of the Women in Hebron Embroidery Cooperative. Nawal will talk about the work of the cooperative and the current situation in Hebron. There’ll also be an opportunity to see, and buy , some of the work. Hand-made embroidery is a tradition of Palestinian women and the styles vary throughout the country.By maintaining this tradition the Women in Hebron are demonstrating the preservation of their culture in addition to generating economic independence for the cooperative.   More about their story, and examples of the work are at http://womeninhebron.com/our-story/ The talk is open to all and entry is FREE, but donations towards room hire & other costs will be welcome. Please share with your friends and colleagues, including any sewing or embroidery circles or contacts you have. This event is WILPF’s contribution to the week of International Women’s...

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