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March 2015

Riding the wave of International Women’s Day and the WILPF Centennial, celebrations are taking place around the country. The UN Commission on the Status of Women opens in New York City, with university students and WILPF members in attendance. Meanwhile the US and Russia face off in Ukraine.

UkraineDefuse nuclear chicken over Ukraine
During February, the United States and Russia engaged in dangerous games of nuclear chicken over Ukraine. Ironically, on March 1, Helen Caldicott Foundation’s seminar discussed nuclear weapons and the possible extinction of humanity. WILPF’s Ray Acheson facilitated that last day. New videos here.   Read more >>


International Water DayCelebrating International Water Day
WILPF Fresno will present the award-winning documentary Oil & Water on March 20 at Fresno State University for International Water Day. Members also speak out against sky-rocketing water rates for a new $429 million water treatment plant the city doesn’t need. Read more >>


Dr. Norma Vasallo BarruetaCuban academic receives visa
Dr. Norma Vasallo Barrueta has received clearance for a US tour from April 18 to June 10, 2015. WILPF had invited the University of Havana professor for a 2014 speaking tour, but she received her visa too late – a tactic used to undermine US tours. Read more >>


Leymah GboweeJoin Jane on the train to Chicago
A Santa Cruz WILPF delegation boarded the train this morning on its way to a 100th anniversary event at the Hull House Museum in Chicago featuring two Nobel Laureates. Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Jody Williams of the US. Read more >>


Safe Food CampaignHuman Right to Health and Safe Food Campaign Infographic Cards
Human Right to Health and Safe Food Campaign Infographic Cards can be ordered pre-printed and ready to distribute. Read more >>


Jane AddamsEvents, honors for Centennial
From the March 11 event featuring WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees at the New York Public Library to California, excitement builds for the Centennial. Humboldt Branch gains a city proclamation, and branches in Los Angeles and San Diego organize programs around women’s peacemaking. Read more >>

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