Resources for disarmament, demilitarization and ending wars

Begin October with Keep Space for Peace Week and banning militarized drones, then follow the General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament. Observe United Nations Day October 24, followed by UN Disarmament Week and the new global campaign to get military education out of our schools!

Actually, we begin on October 2 with a day of centering, reflection, deepening and inward preparation. That day marks Gandhi’s birthday and is the UN Day for Nonviolence.

WILPF US Statement on Joining the International Coalition, World Beyond War

We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - United States Section (WILPF US), have signed the Declaration of Peace organized by World Beyond War, a new international coalition which represents “a global non-violent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.”

Updates on the Intercept Human Trafficking Campaign

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.

Drones Quilt Project Memorializes Victims, Educates Public

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.

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