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 […]
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.
Submission from the Vancouver Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom regarding systemic racism in police departments and the redirection of funds from the Vancouver Police Department on July 2, 2020
To the Mayor, Councillors and Manager: In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the world watched for nearly 9 minutes the horrific murder of an unarmed African American man by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (May 25,2020). The global response under the banner of Black Lives Matter was swift. There have […]
On June 20, 2020 WILPF Canada submitted the following letter to the office of the Prime Minister regarding the Report of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Dear Prime Minister: We, the members of the Canada Section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom urge you to implement the National Action plan […]
Tamara Lorincz will screen the important and new documentary film, “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path to Demilitarization,” 10:30-12:30 at the Unitarian Church. Tamara is a member of WILPF and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and and is currently a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs (Wilfrid Laurier […]
Do we want to commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day in Vancouver? Come and add your voice to the discussion