‘Connecting two years of conflict in Ukraine with reflections from a feminist non-violent perspective… seeking a different future‘
Join us for this webinar on March 7th at 19:00 pm, hosted jointly by WILPF and Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. We will begin with two 10-minute contributions followed by an open discussion focused on what all of us can do from across the UK to promote peace.
The devastation visited on Ukraine is shocking. The suffering, lives lost, crimes against humanity, human rights abuses, gender-based violence, destruction of infrastructure, environmental degradation, food insecurity, destruction of families, homes, livelihoods and communities are appalling. The economic effects of the war on Ukraine are incalculable. The threat of a nuclear holocaust is real, with its catastrophic consequences for the future of our world.
The reckless rhetoric and grandstanding of militarism and the absence of any meaningful efforts at diplomacy cannot deliver lasting peace and security. Strategic and political differences must be addressed by observing international law and through mediation to reach a negotiated settlement. And women activists are pushing harder than ever to have their voices heard.
The effects of this wasteful war on the climate, the environment and food supplies will impact for far longer than the lifetimes of the world leaders who are responsible. We seek a different future, we seek peace-building solutions… connecting to a community who want to make a change.
About our speakers:
Almut Rochowanski, WILPF Austria, is an independent activist who has been working in the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine and Russia, for many years, particularly with women’s groups on issues of conflict and civil society development.
Barrie Hebb is an economist, academic and consultant working with a range of NGOs, agencies, institutes and foundations, who has lived in Ukraine for over eight years and has both direct and scholarly knowledge of the impact of war and other crises on Ukrainian society.