Pages Menu
Categories Menu


Please sign our letter to Prime Minister Trudeau click on the photo

VOW PeacemakersHers Camp 2016 for Young Women

Please consider a donation to our 3 PeacemakerHers Summer Camps 2016. Click on the photo to donate now.

Are you a young woman ages 17-30 and interested in Peacemaking?

VOW has 3 peace leadership training camps for young women in 2016. British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario. To register click on the photo

Most recent articles

2016 Conference against A & H Bombs: Summary, Letter to all governments, & Declaration

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in General News

Dear friends,   The 2016 World Conference against A and H Bombs was successfully held on August 2 through 9 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the theme “A nuclear weapon-free, peaceful and just world”.  It adopted the “International Declaration” at the International Meeting held on August 2-4, “Call from Hiroshima” in the World Conference – Hiroshima on August 4-6, and the “Letter from Nagasaki to All Governments” at Nagasaki Day Rally on August 9.   The World Conference was participated in by 93 overseas delegates from 27 countries, including Mr. Kim Won-soo, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Mr. Sergio Duarte, Ex-UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and Mr....

Homes not Bombs petition

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in General News

VOW joins Homes not Bombs in calling on the Trudeau regime to immediately halt plans to spend $26 billion on new warships and untold billions on new Super Hornet warplanes, and to instead spend those monies on desperately needed, socially useful programs. We call on the Trudeau government to end any and all support for the Canadian weapons trade, and to outlaw the production, sale, and export of weapons for war.   Sign the Homes not Bombs petition...

VOW Letter on Global Affairs and Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in General News

To mark the 71st anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, VOW has written to the Minister of Global Affairs, Hon. Stephan Dion, to call on him and the Government of Canada to show leadership on the abolition of nuclear weapons. Read our letter here. VOW has also endorsed the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) “Call to Action” for Nuclear Disarmament and the Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear-Fission-Free World (NFFW) that was just released at the World Social Forum....

Presentation by Jacqueline Burgoyne on the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blogs

See original presentation From 1947 to present, the Commission focused on setting standards and formulating international conventions to change discriminatory legislation and foster global awareness of women’s issues. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the: The elimination of discrimination against women and girls. Empowerment of women. Achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. WILPF: 101YearsofCommitmenttoPeacebuilding Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF’s and MADRE’s Symposium: Implementing the Women, Peace & Security Agenda: A Roadmap for the 1325 Global Study Recommendations” at NY...

War Resisters- letter to John McCallum & plea by Rodney Watson

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in General News

VOW has sent a letter to the Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, to appeal to him to let U.S. war resisters stay in Canada. Watch this new video by the War Resisters Support Campaign: VOW is calling on the federal government to stop the deportation of U.S. war resisters, rescind Operational Bulletin 202, allow them and their families to have permanent residency status in Canada, and halt the planned legal challenges against these war resisters that are scheduled this fall. VOW is especially concerned about the welfare of Rodney Watson who has been in sanctuary for seven years in the First United Church in Vancouver...

VOW Members interviewed about women, the military, climate change, and how to respond to militarism

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in General News

VOW member Rose Marie Whalley interviews  Lyn Adamson, Joan Russow, and Emily Gilbert about VOW and its many campaigns on her radio show Older Women Live (OWL). Their discussion includes Ursula Franklin and the music is by Penny Lang, both members of VOW. It was aired on CKUT 90.3FM, McGill Campus Community Radio, from 6-7pm on Wednesday, August 10. to listen click here (interview begins about six minutes into the...