The members of WILPF Nanaimo wish to express our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and everyone impacted by residential schools in Canada after the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children found buried on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops.
Please join us for the Canadian launch of Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”. Ray is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and has written this important book on new nuclear disarmament.
The story in this book offers a look inside the antinuclear movement and its recent successful campaign to ban the bomb. From scrappy organizing to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and achieving a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ray Acheson narrates the journey of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and developments in feminist disarmament activism.
The book launch is organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Science for Peace and WILPF-Canada and is being held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.
Webinar Details: Thursday, April 29, 2021 09:00 PST/ 12:00 EST/ 18:00 CET The Canadian government will soon release its Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) after months of consultation. But what will it include and what policies are needed to make the rhetoric of feminism a reality? This webinar, organized by WILPF Canada, presented an overview of how the FFP process has evolved, including recent consultations; what the key principles of feminist foreign policy are; and take a critical look at existing foreign policy. It also provided an opportunity to hear from WILPF Sweden about what has, and what has not, worked well in the context of Sweden’s FFP. This 90-minute webinar also marked the 106th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). You can view the recorded webinar here: https://vimeo.com/544882089Moderator: Noga Gayle (WILPF Canada) Speakers: Allison Pytlak (WILPF International), Tamara Lorincz (PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs), Bianca Mugyenyi (Canadian Foreign Policy Institute), and Gabriella Irsten (WILPF Sweden) …