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Pathways to elimination

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blogs

Nuclear Ban Daily, Vol. 2, No. 4, 20 June 2017 Ray Acheson Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. Download full edition in PDF One of the most complex questions of the nuclear weapon ban treaty is how it should deal with nuclear disarmament. This was one of the main subjects of debate on Monday afternoon, and is dealt with in the draft treaty text in articles 2–5. None of the nine states currently possessing nuclear weapons are engaging in these negotiations—some are actively hostile to the effort. Some claim (for now)...

Political messages and prohibitions

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blogs

Nuclear Ban Daily, Vol. 2, No. 3 Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. 19 June 2017 Ray Acheson What do we want from a treaty banning nuclear weapons? This is the most important question when considering both the preamble and the prohibitions, as delegates did on Friday. It will also be imperative when it comes to the provisions related to the elimination of nuclear weapons, which negotiators will consider this week. While the answer may seem obvious—we want the prohibition of nuclear weapons as a means to achieve their total elimination—there...

Lived experience and the nuclear ban

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blogs

Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. Nuclear Ban Daily, Vol. 2, No. 2 Lived experience and the nuclear ban Ray Acheson 16 June 2017 Indigenous and women’s rights took centre stage on the opening day of the nuclear weapon ban treaty conference on Thursday. Sound familiar? No? That’s probably because you’re used to all those other multilateral nuclear weapon meetings where a lot of white men talk about how nuclear weapons afford “security” and “stability”—as if security and stability have nothing to do with the lived experience of human beings who have...

We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blogs

Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. Nuclear Ban Daily, Vol. 2, No. 1 We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons Ray Acheson 15 June 2017 It’s game on for round two of the nuclear ban negotiations! Delegations from governments, civil society, and international organisations are rallying in New York City at the United Nations to start deliberating over the President’s draft treaty text—and to start crafting one of the most ambitious piece of international law ever attempted. People from around the world are also preparing to rally outside of the UN building, and...

Nominations Needed for Our Annual VOW Peace Awards

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in General News

Every year, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace chooses outstanding women to be awarded for their activism in honour of four unforgettable VOW women. VOW invites you to nominate outstanding women for the following 4 awards: The Shirley Farlinger Award for Peace Writings The Muriel Duckworth Award for Peace Activism The Anne Goodman Award for Peace Education Kim Phúc Youth Award You are in a unique position to nominate deserving women to be recognized for their peace activism. Please send your nominations to: info@vowpeace.org or telephone (416) 603-7915. Deadline – Tuesday, August 15, 2017. For more information about each award please click...

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Opposes the Senate Reports

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in General News

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace opposes recent Senate reports on military spending and is preparing an open letter – we  want to bring to your attention two very troubling Senate of Canada reports that have come out in the past month from the National Security and Defence Committee chaired by Senators Daniel Lang and Mobina Jaffer: Military Underfunded: The Walk Must Match the Talk click here to read. Reinvesting in the Canadian Armed Forces: A Plan for the Future click here to read. The reports are calling for a doubling of the military budget, a doubling of the fighter jet fleet, purchasing armed drones, more attack helicopters, a submarine fleet...