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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in General News   We are gravely concerned about the lack of just and sufficient action on climate change by the world’s leaders; We are concerned about the increasing number of disastrous mega storms that are killing people, eradicating species, and destroying ecosystems and livelihoods; We are concerned about sea-level rise and disappearing land masses, in addition to the serious environmental and human casualties caused by droughts, desertification, ocean acidification, water salination, crop failures, air pollution, oil spills, plastics and other pollution, glacier melt, record warm summers and cold winters, and out-of season cyclones and tsunamis; We are concerned about all women and the communities and environments in which we live, including those...

Why I have Decided not to Attend the UNCSW as a VOW Delegate

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Blogs

  By Sara Eftekhar On January 27th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S following through with his promise of banning Muslims from entering the country to make America safe. After protests swept across the nation, federal judges blocked the executive order and as of yesterday, the order was revised with very little change.  Trump’s executive order remains on six countries even though it is illegal under international human rights law. Therefore, people’s lives will continue to be affected in America and abroad. There is still a lot of confusion surrounding the travel ban. It seems through countless experiences...

Call for Support to and Participation in the 2017 World Conference against A and H Bombs:

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in General News

Call for Support to and Participation in the 2017 World Conference against A and H Bombs: For a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World – Let’s Join Hands to Achieve a Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons The 79th General Meeting, Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A & H Bombs February 10, 2017   Dear Friends,   The 72nd summer since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is approaching and we are facing a historic opportunity to achieve the earnest desire of the Hibakusha to create a world set free of nuclear weapons in their lifetime. The conference to negotiate a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, consistently...

Climate Action: Historic win also a missed opportunity 

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Blogs, General News

by Lyn Adamson For the first time ever Toronto City Council has designated funds to combat climate change.  TransformTO, the climate program of the City’s Environment and Energy Division, developed 8 initiatives, at a cost of $1.6 million, to kickstart the City’s actions toward a goal of 30% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020, and 80% reduction by 2050. TransformTO is a new program and as such was fighting against the City’s austerity approach that was calling for cuts across the board . On Wednesday Council adopted a budget funding three of the programs for a total of $330,000, or 20% of the funds.  Many activists sought to see...

VOW Appalled by Targeted Hate Mail and Threats

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in General News

For immediate release February 21 2017 Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is appalled by the recent targeted hate mails and threats towards MP Iqra Khalid and other politicians. No one should be threatened or face any kind of discrimination based on faith. Khalid said she received more that 50,000 responses to the motion, many of them were “direct hate, direct discrimination and direct threats.” The motion she proposed, M-103, calls on a House Committee to look at better ways to eliminate “systematic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia” in Canada. VOW stands against all forms of racism and religious discrimination. It is not possible to achieve peace...

Resolutions VOW Annual General Meeting 2016

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Resolutions

 Abolition of nuclear weapons Co-sponsored by 57 nations, L41 calls for a conference ‘to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination’.  It was adopted on October 27, 2016 with 123 in favour, 16 abstentions, and 38 against, including Canada along with the United States, France, Israel, Russia, and the United Kingdom.  There will be a further vote at the General Assembly in December 2016. 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,...