On Sunday- March 07 (11am PT/ 2pm ET / 8pm CET) If you are on Facebook, please attend this event “NATO and the Patriarchy”: https://www.facebook.com/events/199602425278895 OR, you can also attend this Webinar: “NATO and the Patriarchy” with Ray Acheson In celebration of International Women’s Day Register here: https://www.no-to-nato.org/2021/02/2021-02-28-online-zoom2021-bikini-day-gensuikyo-national-conference-2/ Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, […]
The Government of Canada is developing a feminist foreign policy and hopes to launch it in March 2021. The Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group contributed three reports to the policy-making process and all of them can be accessed here. Canada launched its Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) in June 2017 but, to date, there has […]
War and preparations for war are a major direct cause of environmental damage. The attempts that wealthy countries like the United States make to access oil deposits in developing countries by using advanced technology to make exploratory digs lead to violent incursions and violations of human rights and fundamental laws. The result is to encourage these […]
January 22 is the monumental day when nuclear weapons become illegal worldwide as the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. Of course, Canada, however, has refused to join other countries that have decided to sign the treaty and be part of this monumental event. This is the time to act and […]
On November 9, 2020 WILPF Canada submitted the following statement in response to the call from Global Affairs Canada to contribute to a dialogue on Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Canada Section We, the members of WILPF Canada, applaud the Government of Canada for adopting a feminist approach to […]
On October 29, 2020, WILPF Canada added its name to the list of Canadian public interest groups opposing federal funds for the development of small nuclear reactors, described as “a dirty, dangerous distraction from tackling the climate crisis.” For more on this issue, see https://miningwatch.ca/news/2020/10/20/groups-say-federal-funding-new-nuclear-reactors-dirty-dangerous-distraction-tackling
Dyane Brown, WILPF Nanaimo, has sent the following letter to Trudeau, the Defence minister, the Foreign Affairs minister, and MP Paul Manly. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are very concerned that in the midst of this pandemic that you are considering spending $19 billion on the purchase of 88 combat planes. These fighter jets are incredibly expensive […]
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM (PDT). Please join the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and World Beyond War for our upcoming event with Green MP Paul Manly, NDP MP Leah Proud Lakota Gazan and activist Tamara Lorincz to discuss Canada’s $19 billion fighter jet purchase. Don’t miss! #NoNewFighterJets #Demilitarize #Decarbonize.
No to the purchase of fighter jets! Wilpfers demonstrate outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office.
On October 2nd, 2020, Ellen Woodsworth and other Wipfers demonstrated outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office, as part of a Pan-Canadian Day of Action. Ellen read a letter to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in front of his (empty) constituency office in Vancouver Friday noon, protesting Canada’s federal government plans to purchase 88 fighter jets at […]
In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and following the United Nations lead, Vancouver’s mayor Kennedy Stewart has proclaimed September 21st, 2020 as the International Day of Peace. WILP Canada supports and applauds the City of Vancouver for taking this step.