Mary-Wynne Ashford, M.D.
Mary-Wynne Ashford, M.D. – VOW (BC) Long time activist and author promoting the total abolition of nuclear weapons and non-violent alternatives to conflict resolution. She has been a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for several decades.Ashford graduated from medical school at the University of Calgary in 1981 and practiced as a family doctor for the next 11 years.In the 1980s she became involved in the anti-nuclear movement, especially with regards to how women could make an impact. She worked with Canadian Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), of which she was Co-President for two years. In 1985 the IPPNW won the Nobel Peace Prize.Ashford is the recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Human Rights, and the YMCW Peace Medal.Ashford is also the author of “Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War,” which focuses on effective nonviolent strategies.