Dear Mr Harper, Canadians need you to take action now on the Syrian refugee problem. Writing on behalf of the Nanaimo chapter of WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), we ask that you do the right and humanitarian thing; send VISA officers to the United Nations refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.…
This Letter of Comment was sent on August 16 to the National Energy Board. “WILPF’s main concern is the likelihood of oil spills occurring with the increased tanker traffic on The Georgia Strait and Salish Sea. […] “Our concerns about increased tanker traffic and the transportation of raw bitumen in our waters.[…] “We also know…
Photographs by Jo Rekart In April 2015, five members from the Vancouver and Nanaimo branches represented Canada at the Centennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in The Hague, Netherlands. This organization is the oldest international women’s peace organization in the world having come into being in 1915 when over…
Listen to this episode of CBC Ideas with Paul Kennedy on the Women’s Peace Conference in The Hague, 1915.
This April 24-26, thousands of people will join together in New York City for the Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, & Sustainable World to commemorate 70 years since the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This 2-min video highlights our power to resist the forces that threaten life on Earth.
Read this powerful statement on the CD’s ineffectiveness and seeming contempt for civil society.
Edith B was International President of WILPF for many years. Her life story is amazing!
This campaign has drawn together most major women’s and NGO organizations to get the key issues for women and girls into the upcoming Federal election.
For more information http://www.oxfam.ca/get-involved/take-action/events/extreme-inequality-and-womens-rights