UK: Women in Black - launch of new website
Source:Women in Black
Women in Black (WiB) is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence.
WiB is not an organisation, but a means of mobilisation and a formula for action. WiB is about building bridges across differences and borders, based on a shared perspective that WiB and other women create. WiB was inspired by earlier "women wearing black" like the Black Sash, in South Africa, and the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, seeking the 'disappeared' in Argentina. WiB in the UK also developed from women refusing violence, militarism and war, like the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, formed in 1918, and the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, which successfully opposed the deployment of US missiles throughout the 1980's.
Submitted on Thu, 01/30/2003 - 01:00
- Indonesia: The Other Face of the Helsinki Peace Process, Aceh 10 Years Later
- Criminalising forced marriage has not helped its victims
- A Bad Year for Yara Sallam in Egypt's Republic of Fear
- Surge in sexual abuse by Egypt authorities, report says
- Karima Bennoune Featured in TEDxExeter 2015 – Taking the Long View
- Drop the terrorism charges against Silan Ozcelik
- (UK) Law Society: Withdraw Guidelines for ‘Shari’a-Compliant’ Wills
- Sudan: Stop Planting Mines in the Nuba Mountains!
- Rights Must Be At the Center of the Family Planning Summit: Civil Society Declaration
- UK: Appeal for Expressions of Solidarity with Dr Usama Hasan
- Leaflet: Women In Black Denounce UK Complicity in Atrocities in Sudan
- Unspeakable Crimes Against Children: Sexual Violence in Conflict
- "Maybe we are hated": The experience and impact of Anti-Muslim hate on British Muslim Women
- Women Building Peace
- Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom