Scottish Branch

Scrap Trident demo assembling, Glasgow 4 April,

Scrap Trident demo assembling, Glasgow 4 April

Meets: Second Monday of every month

Venue: Engender Office, 1A, Haddington Place, Edinburgh

Contact by email: scottishwilpf@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilpfscotland?fref=ts

We  call ourselves Scottish WILPF and meet in Edinburgh but we have members all over Scotland and would like to establish a branch in Glasgow. Our monthly meetings are planning meetings and are open to all women.

 

Upcoming events:

Scottish Actions Against Trump

January 20th

Dundee 5.30 pm to 7 pm City Square

Edinburgh 5.30 pm to 7 pm , East End of Princes Street, Wellington Statue

Glasgow  5.30 to 7 pm ,Donald Dewar Statue, the Buchanan Street

Saturday 21st January

11 am US Consulate , 3, Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 3BW

 

‘These Dangerous Women ‘ UKWILPF History Exhibition

1st February 2016 – 2nd March 2016

Little Shop of Memory

Ocean Terminal

Leith

Ist Floor next to Debenhams

Opening Hours

Weekdays 10.30 am to 4 pm

Weekends 11 am to 4 pm

Ist Floor next to Debenhams

 

 

Audacious Women Festival Scottish WILPF Event

Wednesday 22 February,  7pm

Studio, Augustine Centre, George IV Bridge , Edinburgh 

Speaking up for Women Internationally

 Are Scottish women ready to act internationally ?

Does international news scare or bore you?  We have a panel of international women talking about the good, and bad, things that happen when audacious women get involved.

Do women have to wait for equal citizenship before they can argue that international disputes should be settled by negotiation rather than by violence?  How much can ‘ordinary’ women influence governments?

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom brings together a panel of international women to talk about women, equality and action.

Speakers Hedi Meinzholt WILPF Germany, WILPF Europe Co-ordinator

Marie Lyse Numohoza UKWILPF Voices of African Women, Rwanda

Gals for Gals speaker – Gals for Gals are a new group of EU women working in Edinburgh, speaking on

International Women’s Day 2017 Strike.

 

 

Recent events:

Women Against Weapons exhibition: 100 years of campaigning for peace

2016 Women Against Weapons exhibition

2016 Women Against Weapons exhibition

 

WILPF UK, Scottish Branch and Wool Against Weapons, Scotland jointly presented the 100 years of campaigning for peace exhibition at the prestigious Scottish Story Telling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh.

 

 

 

Images below: Scottish WILPF members at the Edinburgh Festival. 2015

TRIDENT NO MORE : Flash-demos across Scotland 16th July

David Cameron has announced MPs will vote on whether to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system on Monday 18th July. This in spite of the fact that he has resigned and a new Prime Minister is yet to be elected and that the country is still reeling from the Brexit decision. No doubt these things have lead to this rush to squeeze a vote on Trident in before the summer recess but a selfish desire to unite the Tories and split Labour is no reason to take such an important and expensive decision in haste.

People across Scotland will be braced for yet another decision by Westminster politicians to be imposed on us. But it must be challenged and not swept away from public scrutiny or media attention. We won’t be silenced!

The Scrap Trident Coalition message is TRIDENT NO MORE so help to send it out from every town & city across Scotland on Saturday July 16th. Gather together at noon for an hour or longer to say it loudly and clearly. Local action everywhere can speak louder than mass demos in cites (they can be good too!)

Some locations have already decided on a place to meet. Check the Scrap Trident.org website as we add more. If your community is not on the list please contact us and suggest a location. We need everyone working together, from local CND, SNP, Green, Scottish Labour, SSP, Yes groups, Radical Independence, Women for Independence, faith communities and trade unions, not forgetting MPs, MSPs and Councillors to have a huge turnout across the country.

Please JOIN and SHARE the Facebook event widely to insure as many people as possible come out.

 

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