NEWS RELEASE APRIL 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Who: Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) What: Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) Where: Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road When: 11:30 – 1:30, FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 The public is invited to join the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) at this international Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). How do you want your tax dollars spent? At the Halifax event, the public will be given the opportunity to identify their priorities for taxpayer spending, by placing 25 cent quarters (supplied by NSVOW) in jars labeled: Arts & Culture, Environment, Health and Education, Military, Peace, and Women & Children. This year, the Global Campaign Against Military Spending takes place from April 18th to April 28th. The International Peace Bureau and its members organize events all around the world (Australia, Colombia, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameron, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, India, Japan, etc). ...Read More
For immediate release. April 12, 2017 The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) calls for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties. We want no more strikes, an investigation by UN experts into the use of chemical weapons, and immediate commencement of peace negotiation by all parties to the conflict, including the participation of women. VOW strongly denounces the US missile attack on a Syrian airbase and Prime Minister Trudeau’s support for this act of retaliation. This unilateral action on the part of the United States will undoubtedly lead to greater violence, civilian deaths, increase in the numbers of refugees and a rise in terrorist attacks. VOW calls for an independent investigation and fact-finding mission into the chemical weapon attack, as it has not been established who is actually responsible. The mission must be led by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that oversees the Chemical Weapons Convention. Under the Chemical Weapons Convention, there are there are several mechanisms for dealing with contravention of the CWC,...Read More
April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the profound and prescient speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his most important, but least known, speech at the Riverside Church in New York. In his speech entitled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence,” Dr. King denounced the US war in Vietnam, decried racism, materialism and militarism and demanded a Poor People’s Campaign. VOW encourages members to read and reflect on Dr. King’s timely message Beyond Vietnam_MLK. See also “Martin Luther King’s Vietnam speech relevant after 50...Read More
VOW expresses its deep condolences for the passing of member and activist Gloria Paul of New Brunswick
Gloria Paul was a compassionate psychiatric nurse and active citizen in New Brunswick. She ran the retreat, Pilgrimage House, at her home in the town of Hoyt. Paul was a survivor of the London Blitz during World World II. She became a lifelong peace activist with Project Ploughshares and Voice of Women for Peace, a founder of the Fredericton Peace Coalition, advocate for a Department of Peace, a voice for Agent Orange survivors, opponent of U.S. bases and imperialism and glyphosate spraying. She also supported many environmental groups and campaigns including the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Paul regularly spoke out about the environmental and human impacts of war. She explained what it was like to live through bombs falling on London as a child. Paul also shared the horrors of the use of Agent Orange on people in and around Gagetown and in Vietnam. Throughout her long active life working for peace and social and environmental justice, Gloria Paul reminded us again and again to never believe the...Read More
Culture of Peace Roundtable – Fulfilling the Beijing Platform for action 1996 Commitments: Moving Towards A Culture of Peace.” 30 January 1997.
VOW “Culture of Peace Roundtable – Fulfilling the Beijing Platform for action 1996 Commitments: Moving Towards A Culture of Peace.” 30 January 1997. Click here for the Culture of Peace Roundtable...Read More