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ABOLISHING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND PHASING OUT NUCLEAR ENERGY

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blogs

Statement by Canadian Voice of Women for Peace for distribution in New York at the meetings of the CSD 17 and the NPT Prep Com,  4-15 May 2009. RECOGNISING that these two crucial meetings coincide and provide the opportunity again to highlight the interdependence of the fundamental issues being addressed by them; RECALLING the Nobel Laureate Declaration, signed by thirty-five Nobel Laureate Declaration and prepared for UNCED by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the Whistler Foundation for Environmental Sustainability that calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the phasing out of fossil fuels and nuclear energy; CONSCIOUS of the inextricable link between nuclear energy and the development...

Statement to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 51ST Session, 26 February – 9 March 2007

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blogs

On the thematic issue: – “The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child” Building A Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Girl Child Prepared by Joan Russow, Janet M Eaton, and Janis Alton Canadian Voice of Women for Peace 203 – 761 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1G1 Statement to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Canada Tel. 1-416-603-7915 Fax 1-416-603-7916 E-mail: vow@ca.inter.net www.vowpeace.org 15 December 2006 Building A Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Girl Child What has happened to the children and particularly the girl child in a world of never-ending war, religious fundamentalism, rampant discrimination,...

Theme: Empowerment of Women UNCSW 2008 submitted by Joan Russow

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blogs

Theme: Empowerment of Women CSW 2008     ABOLISHING WAR: PROSPECTS WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER AND AN EXTENDED UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RES. 1325 (2000) ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY     Submission: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace 761 Queen Street West, Suite 203, Toronto, ON, Canada  M6J  IG1  + 1 (416) 603-7915    vow@ca.inter.net    www.vowpeace.org We identify with passion the need for deliberate and effectual action to end the scourge of war which manifestly still inflicts hideous, ongoing suffering. As women who bear and nurture children, we are outraged by the pain it inflicts, especially on children, who are innocent victims of its violence. Desmond Tutu reminded...

Militarism: the Elephant in the Room. DPI/NGO Climate Change Conference

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blogs

On September 7, 2007, at the United Nations, this statement was submitted to the Chair of the Intergovernmetal panel on climate change Militarism: the Elephant in the Room. DPI/NGO Climate Change Conference   New York, September 7, 2007: Declaration by NGO military/nuclear matters breakfast networking meeting, and the NGO Peace Caucus at the DPI/NGO Climate Change Conference: In 1992, at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), most member states of the United Nations negotiated, subsequently signed and ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, whose objective was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We (i)                demand that the DPI  not be silent and refer to military and...

DE-LEGITIMIZATION OF WAR THROUGH INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND NORMS

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blogs

PRESENTATION NOTES for a workshop by Canadian Voice of Women for Peace during the 2008 UN Commission on the Status of Women DE-LEGITIMIZATION OF WAR THROUGH INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND NORMS Joan Russow (PhD) Global Compliance Research Project March 4, 2008 SLIDE: The fundamental purpose of the UN Charter is to prevent the scourge of war. UN Security Council Resolution 1325 strengthens this purpose. The preamble of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 reaffirms the “important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and...

Letter from VOW to Tom Mulcair, NDP candidate for Prime Minister

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in General News

  Dear Tom Mulcair, The board of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is relieved that there seems to be some elasticity in the NDP determination about which debates you will participate in. It is particularly encouraging that you spoke favourably of the Consortium debates. (See: http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/story/1.3186042 )   We agree with some of Canada’s leading journalists and experts in governance that there is a crisis in Canadian democracy. This election is extremely important for the future of Canada and even of the whole world. We need more Canadians engaged in working for a better world, and raising the voter turnout is one way to work towards that...