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Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in General News, Our Work, VOW Statements & Endorsements

VOW – STATEMENT ON SYRIA

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,...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Our Work

Resolutions VOW AGM April 26, 2009

White Poppy Campaign  Moved by: Heather Menzies.  Seconded by: Jan Slakov (proxy).   Resolution adopted. With questions and concerns about working with and respecting existing ongoing initiatives around the white poppy.   Whereas, British war widows, with the backing of the Women’s Cooperative Guild, inaugurated the first White Poppy Campaign in 1933 in response to the loss of husbands and other family members in the bloodbath of World War I; Whereas, the white poppy symbolized their belief that fighting and killing are counterproductive to resolving conflict and promoting peace;  Whereas the nature of war today is actively poisoning and destroying the capacity for peace, equilibrium and non-violent conflict resolution within society;  And, whereas there is a need for individuals, communities, nations and governments to increase their commitment to the goals of the UN International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day. Be it resolved that the Voice of Women for Peace take the lead in renewing the White Poppy Campaign in Canada; Be it further resolved that the Voice...

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Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in General News, Our Work

Climate of Change interview with Lyn Adamson

Climate of Change interview with Lyn Adamson

Climate of Change Hosts: Tanya Coad, Anni Holtby, Laura Sacks Producer: Tanya Coad Airs: Alternating Tuesdays at 8 am and Thursday at 1 pm Feb 23 2016 – Climate of Change, Ep. 11 Theme: Peace, War & Climate Change Feature Interviews: Randy Janzen, Chair for the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College in Castlegar Lyn Adamson, activist, Quaker, and Co-Chair of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Lyn’s is speaking at 30 minute point. Download MP3 of this...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in General News, Our Work

How To Make a White Poppy

How To Make a White Poppy

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace makes our own White Poppies using white and green felt.  We cut out the white poppy shape using a pattern and then use white glue or glue gun to attach a green circle in the centre.  We attach a small pin. Another method is to use white cotton pads (for make up removal) and use a green marker for the centre. Make your own white poppies from members.shaw.ca We used to make our own by drawing the outline of a flower on a piece of card and sticking it to a used button.  If you have a printer that can print photos on 4×6 inch glossy paper (or a 4×6 card), you can download a ready-to-print picture in PDF format.  Hand-drawn poppies may be better, especially if the ink from your printer is not waterproof.  Many photo shops let you upload an image in JPEG format rather than PDF, and print for cheaper than a home printer’s  ink and paper, and with more...

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in General News, Our Work

Strengthening Sustainable Development Goal 16

Strengthening Sustainable Development Goal 16

Editor’s note:  This week Canadian Voice of Women for Peace submitted our proposals regarding Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.” On September 25th, countries  adopted set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. __________________________________________________________________________________ VOW  is pleased to submit the following to strengthen and help implement Sustainable Development Goal 16: “ Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” In our view, for peace...

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in General News, Our Work

Open Letter to our New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: 12 Top Peace Priorities

Open Letter to our New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: 12 Top Peace Priorities

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October, 2015 Congratulations on becoming Canada’s next Prime Minister. The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is the country’s oldest, national peace organization. We are concerned about the rise of militarism in our communities, increased arms sales overseas, and Canadian Forces’ airstrikes in the Middle East. We want Canada to Make Space for Peace and to be a leader in diplomacy, international law, nonviolence and disarmament. This election, please pledge your support for our peace priorities and after the election work with us and other civil society organizations on implementing them. Our twelve 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...

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