A contingent of Native Americans from the Northern Great Plains and the Southwest United States traveled to Washington, DC, on Jan. 25-29, 2016, as “The Miners' Canaries” to warn the entire country about the peril from “home grown” radioactive pollution.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section (WILPF US) condemns the murder of Honduran human rights activist Berta Cáceres
The 60th Commission on the Status of Women will convene March 12, with the theme, Women’s Empowerment and Its Link to Sustainable Development, addressing the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
World Water Day was created in 1993, one year after the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit. Plan an action or event now and post to the UN World Water Day global map. See what branches are doing in Flint MI and Fresno.CA.
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality." March 8 is the official date, and WILPF US branches will be celebrating the day throughout the month.
Nine WILPF branches in California and three in Oregon participated in the Nuclear-Free Future program, and seven delegations have already visited local offices of their representatives in support of HR 1976, the only Congressional bill on abolishing nuclear weapons.
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women and others officially started Cities for CEDAW campaign in 2013. The US is one of few countries not to ratify CEDAW – the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
The idea for the MLK, Jr Walk, over the January 16-18 weekend, to oppose the Kinder Morgan pipeline was a sudden inspiration, when a lightbulb went off in my head on a short walk in mid-December opposing the same pipeline.
The interconnectedness of water with resource conflicts and war is becoming better understood among activists, but we need to keep raising this in our communities. WILPF has new tools to help.