Dear WILPF US Members and Friends,
The assault on women's rights will never end until there is a legal foundation for women's claims of equality. End the war on women today. Tell the 113th Congress to halt the piecemeal erosion of women's rights by ratifying CEDAW in 2013.
BACKGROUND: Since enacted in 1984, this Rule accepted, illogically, the idea of on-site storage for at least 120 years of high-level radioactive waste at reactors, stored in indoor wet pools and outdoor dry casks. This faulty premise was rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 8, 2012, when it ruled in favor of a coalition of states and environmental groups.
The Building the Beloved Community Issue Committee (BBC) is seeking WILPF members to join in advocacy work on issues embraced in this committee’s mandate.
Bill McKibben and 350.org have launched the Go Fossil Free—Divest From Fossil Fuels Campaign. After a summer of unforgiving drought, unprecedented Arctic melt, and Hurricane Sandy, McKibben is responding to the public’s pent-up desire to challenge the fossil fuel industry’s long-term grip on energy policy.
Because drones are the new weapon of warfare, used by the U.S., Britain, and Israel, we are asking WILPF Branches and members to take action against the use of drones in warfare.
At times of great global crises women often take the lead.
It is our passion for peace that compels us—WILPF U.S., branches and YOU, to take the lead—the courageous steps—to build the way to a compassionate future. We are writing you today to ask you to continue to support our collective endeavors.
The United Nations First Committee just voted on a fourth resolution regarding the Effects of the Use of Armaments and Ammunitions Containing Depleted Uranium (DU). The text reiterates the U.N Environment Program's repeated request for a precautionary approach to these weapons and 138 countries supported the vote on November 5.
Get involved with DISARM/End Wars! What better way to spend our time than building a better world for our children, grandchildren and generations to come?
On December 10, 2012, Human Rights Day, the World March of Women (WMW) has called for women around the world to organize a 1-hour action from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. (your local time) highlighting the values of equality, justice, freedom, solidarity and peace and showing our resistance against militarization. These values are reflected in the WMW’s Global Charter for Humanity as a vision of the type of world women want.