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Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in VOW Statements & Endorsements

VOW Stands for Peace

VOW Stands for Peace

    Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, VOW has provided a means for women to exercise responsibility for the promotion of world peace and justice, through education of themselves and others to take an equal part in the democratic process of decision making; and to cooperate with women throughout the world to create the mutual respect and understanding necessary for the peaceful resolution of international...

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in VOW Statements & Endorsements

Senate Human Rights Committee Examines Implementation Of UN Security Council ResolutionsOn Women, Peace And Security In Canada

Senate Human Rights Committee Examines Implementation Of UN Security Council ResolutionsOn Women, Peace And Security In Canada

OTTAWA (March 24, 2014) Today, The Standing Senate Committee On Human Rights Is Examining The Progress Made To Date In Implementing Canada’s 2010 National Action Plan (C-NAP) For The Implementation Of UN Security Council Resolutions On Women, Peace And Security. During Its Public Hearing, Senators Will Hear From Witnesses Representing The Government Of Canada, The United Nations And Civil Society.   VOW Board Member Marilou McPhedran Presented To The Committee The Webcast Is  Available From The Following Site, In Both Audio And Video Formats. Click...

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in General News, VOW Statements & Endorsements

Kootenays Feminism

The West Kootenay Women’s Association (WKWA) is a non-profit organization promoting and supporting the welfare, social and economic equality of all women. For more information about the origination and what they do, please click on the link to there website....

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Posted by on Dec 5, 2010 in VOW Statements & Endorsements

BUILDING PEACE: RESISTING WAR

VOW Statement for the 50th Anniversary Conference and Gala BUILDING PEACE: RESISTING WAR     In 1993 the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a “Warning to Humanity” pointing out that “human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.” At that time, these top scientists were not certain about the predictions of global climate change, but now they would be; we all are. Meanwhile, everything they were certain of – serious water shortages, the fragility of ocean ecosystems, soil depletion and decreasing food production, the irreversible, heartbreaking loss of species – is happening as predicted or even more quickly than predicted. The Union of Concerned Scientists listed five areas for action, each “inextricably linked” to the others: We must bring environmentally damaging activities under control to restore and protect the integrity of the earth’s systems we depend on, making special mention of the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and develop smaller scale, renewable energy sources matched to Third World needs. We must manage resources crucial to human welfare more effectively. We must stabilize population. This will be...

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