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VOW’s 2015/16 Peace Priorities

VOW's 2015/16 Peace Priorites

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What are your peace priorities for 2017?

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in General News

Executive Summary Although the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) appreciates the opportunity to contribute to this defence policy review (DPR), our organization is concerned that women’s voices and the voices of peace are minimized and marginalized. The DPR maintains a masculinized perception of defence and a militarized conception of security. VOW contends that men with guns and the male-dominated institution of the military do not defend our human security. Rather it is the realization of gender equality, the protection of human rights, the adherence to the rule of law, and the investment in social welfare and environmental protection that secures the lives of women, men, girls and...

What are your Peace Priorities for 2017 – Take a Selfie

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in General News

                                  Join us in our national selfie campaign and let us know what your peace priorities are for 2017! Download and print out the provided sign template Click here Write down one or more of your peace priorities Take a picture of yourself holding the sign (or of the sign alone if preferred) Email your picture to for us to post on our social media platforms Feel free to be creative with it!  #peacepriorities2017 #prioritizepeace  ...


Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in General News

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell the federal government to Repeal Bill C-51 and to Reframe Security from a Culture of Fear to a Culture of Peace. The deadline is December 15.   The federal government has public consultations for a Security Review underway. The deadline for comments is December 15.   Learn more about the Security Review Federal Consultations and Background Documents here:   Review our VOW 2-page handout on the Security Review public consultations here   VOW is urging members to send an email by December 15, 2016 to the following: Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSEP) Ralph Goodale: Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould:

Say YES to the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in General News

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace calls on Canada to change its vote to yes, and support Resolution L.41 at the General Assembly, signalling its intent to contribute constructively to the discussions to be launched in March 2017. Canada will cast a vote very soon in the United Nations General Assembly on Resolution L.41 calling for the negotiation of a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination. Canada should vote YES to this resolution and contribute constructively to the negotiations once they begin. Background: Co-sponsored by 57 nations, UN Resolution L41 calls for a conference ‘to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear...

Join the Hibakusha Appeal for a Nuclear Ban Treaty

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in General News

  Join the Hibakusha Appeal for a Nuclear Ban Treaty “So that the people from future generations will not have to experience hell on earth, we want to realize a world free of nuclear weapons while we are still alive.”   71 years have passed since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the call of the survivors, known as Hibakusha.   Although their average age is now more than 80 years old, the Hibakusha have launched a signature campaign calling for an international treaty to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons, in the hope that none will ever have to suffer as they have. They plan to...

Make Muskrat Right

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in General News, VOW Statements & Endorsements

          Canadian Voice of Women for Peace adds our name to the letter. Dear Commissioner Hussein, We write to you today to express the urgent need for the United Nations to intervene in the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project located in Labrador, Canada. The parties directly involved in this damming process – Nalcor, and the Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian governments – are committing actions that violate basic human rights, provisions of free, prior, and informed consent in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as the protocols and natural laws of Indigenous nations. These actions will place the Innu,...


Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Blogs, General News

  by Hannah Hadikin, VOW Board director       When some two dozen peace activists come together, it is no surprise that the energy in the room is something to behold.  Such was the case at the Mission Creek Folk School in Kelowna recently.  This idyllic setting was the venue for the recent BC Southern Interior Peace Coalition Conference (BCSIPC).  The Kelowna Peace Group folks were superbly gracious in hosting the event.  Aside from the splendid coffee which was supplied by a member who spends substantial amount of his time assisting Guatemalan coffee growers, the delectable food preparations were an amazing example of local agriculture, clearly within the...