October brings news from WILPF activists on ways to work for the planet, to learn about LGBTQ rights in Cuba, to nominate 10 foremothers to be honored at The Hague, and to push for disarmament. The deadline for applications to represent us at the International Congress in April 2015 has been extended to Oct. 31.
Climate Summit inspires us to build alliances
Now is the moment to seize the day to converge and build a movement of movements for people, planet and peace over profit. In New York, six Earth Democracy team members and friends converged for the NYC Climate Summit, September 19-20, to hear exciting speakers, attend inspirational workshops, and march on Sunday 9/21, under the Earth Democracy banner... Read more...
Cuba’s struggle against homophobia
Gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender Cubans have been actively organizing for their human rights under the leadership of Mariela Castro, executive director of the National Center for Sexual Education (Cenesex) and the daughter of President Raul Castro. Last month, WILPF Cuban and the Bolivarian Alliance Issue Committee members, Cindy Domingo and Judith Vazquez... Read more...
Select US women for Peace Palace display
Help choose the outstanding WILPF US women to represent us on the walls of the Peace Palace next April! The International Planning Committee for the Centennial Congress, Celebration and Conference has invited all sections to submit photos and biographies of a few of their most notable foremothers.
A glimpse of the WILPF US Congress
Videos from the Detroit Congress are now available for viewing.
• Opening night panel. Edith Ballantyne, Adilia Caravaca and Medea Benjamin
• Detroit activists panel
Thanks to Ellen Thomas for the Detroit activists panel and to Kevin “Mr. Peace” for the other two videos.
Resources for disarmament, demilitarization and ending wars
Begin October with Keep Space for Peace Week and banning militarized drones, then follow the General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament. Observe United Nations Day October 24, followed by UN Disarmament Week and the new global campaign to get military education out of our schools! Read more...
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