WILPF News and Events - February 2013

WILPF U.S. has been busier than ever. Sisters (and brothers) joined across the nation to carry out a vision of a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social, and economic justice for all people everywhere.

This month, we bring you a blog posting by Cynthia Enloe, research professor at Clark University on her thoughts on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. Darien De Lu, Chair of the Bylaws Committee explains how you can get involved with WILPF. Carol Urner, Chair of the DISARM/End Wars Issue Committee tells about the 2013 Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Abolition Treaty.

The 2013 Commission on the Status of Women is coming up in March. Learn about all the events going on and how you can get involved. We also bring you stories of solidarity with our Transform Now Plowshares friends, a birthday celebration for former WILPF International president Edith Ballantyne, and share the inspiring and moving play by Jim Allison of Move to Amend, "The Prosecution of Judge Waite."

We invite WILPF U.S. Branches and Issue Committees to send articles along for inclusion in WILPF eNews, published in the first week of each month. To find out more, please email newsletter@wilpfus.org. Read the eNews here.

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