Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Moves to the Beach
February 29, 2016
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) invites you to our Open House to welcome the Neighbourhood to our new location in the BEACH on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 2 – 5 P.M. VOW is at 579 Kingston Road, Suite 101, 416 603 7915. Join us for refreshments.
VOW is a Feminist peace organization that has been actively working for peace since 1960. We provide women the opportunity to appeal to national government and international diplomats, attend conferences at the United Nations including the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to write and present briefs and statements to political heads of state and nations worldwide on women and peace issues. We readily respond to calls for guidance and research on peace and women’s issues locally, nationally, and internationally. VOW is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that values women in all their diversities.
At our national conference in November, 2015, VOW announced their 12 Peace Priorities.
1. Stop Canada’s bombing of Syria and Iraq and withdraw our troops from the Ukraine
2. Open our borders to more refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq
3. Sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty
4. Cancel the $15 billion General Dynamics Canada contract to send weapons to Saudi Arabia and instead invest in a strategy for green jobs and renewable energy
5. Stop the secretive $26 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program and instead build affordable housing and public transportation across the country
6. Reduce military spending and redirect funds to social and environmental needs
7. Implement the recommendations of the External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces
8. Launch a public inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and create a national strategy to end gender-based violence
9. Hold a public inquiry into Canada’s complicity in the torture of Afghan detainees
10. Convene public consultations for a green paper on national defence and security and on the establishment of a Department of Peace
11. Advance the United Nations’ Security Council agenda on Women, Peace & Security
12. Show leadership in nuclear disarmament and host an international meeting on the proposed UN Nuclear Weapons Convention to abolish these weapons of mass destruction