WILPF-US is participating in the Regional Americas Meeting April 23–27 in Colombia. The focus will be the Americas’ implementation of SCR1325, WILPF’s role in Human Rights, and the centennial. WILPF Colombia, U.S., Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Canada are participating.
. . . And No More Hiroshima/Fukushima Blues
By Carol Reilly Urner, DISARM/End Wars Issue Committee
By Cindy Domingo, Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee
Sister Megan Rice is joining WILPF and promoting the Nuclear Free Future Bill, HR 1650, from prison. Up-to-date news and background information can be accessed from Transform Now Plowshares. Several of our WILPF members have been attending the trial and sentencing hearings and are in close touch with Sister Megan.
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet, Peace over Profit that I reported on in the January eNews, has released a video showing leaders from across the spectrum of grassroots justice movements before a packed auditorium on Saturday evening, Jan. 18 in Chicago.
The Intercept Human Trafficking Campaign was created by the United Methodist Women (UMW) to raise awareness of the spike in human trafficking at the Super Bowl and other Large Sport Events. Now in it’s fourth year, UMW invited WILPF and other secular and ecumenical organizations to partner in the Feb. 2, 2014 campaign at Metlife Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ and for the long-term effort to end Human Trafficking.
We are looking for a WILPF-US Representative to the US Social Forum (USSF)'s National Planning Committee. WILPF-US has had a representative on the NPC, the decision-making body of the organization, since the first USSF in 2007.
The Drones Quilt Project was created as a way to acknowledge the deaths caused by these drones, and to memorialize the victims. Participants in the Drones Quilt Project are asked to make a quilt block, containing the name of a drone victim. Blocks are also made to remember the unidentified victims through the words “Unnamed Woman,” “Beloved Grandfather,” “Cherished Daughter,” or something similar.
The WILPF Practicum in Advocacy is a one-week program that brings US college and graduate women to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Students learn about human rights principles, methodologies, and the UN system. As delegates of WILPF, they become familiar with WILPF's advocacy work and gain insight and experience in international human rights work through official UN and WILPF events, and both formal and informal encounters with activists and NGOs from around the world.