Eight NS VOW members of all ages are planning to attend the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women in New York in March.
They work in different fields – journalism, academia, community engagement, and students – and are all passionate about creating a world where women have equitable opportunities to their male counterparts.
Their goals in attending CSW60:
*Learn from workshops hosted by NGOs from around the world
*Bring their knowledge back to their communities in Halifax
*Take action to create a more equitable future for women and all marginalized communities
Join us Saturday March 5, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for an evening of music, light snacks and a Silent Auction. Hear presentations from NS PeacemakeHers Camp participants and enjoy a performance by Sandy Greenberg, who will share her peace and feminist songs.
Where: Veith House — 3115 Veith Street, Halifax, NS
Suggested donation – $10 or pay what you can, at the door – let us know if you’re coming if you can! Funds raised from this event will support participants attending the 40th anniversary of the UN Commission on the Status o Women in New York this March, with a portion of the funds raised also to be donated to Veith House and NS Voice of Women for Peace.
Call for Silent Auction Donations – If you have items to donate to the silent auction please contact:
Sarah Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Rachele Conway– email@example.com.
White Poppies for Peace during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign,November 26 – December 10, 2015
NSVOW’s White Poppies for Peace will be made and distributed at various events during the 16 days.
Click HERE and sign our letter to Canada’s political leaders
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is the country’s oldest, national peace organization. We are concerned about the rise of militarism in our communities, increased arms sales overseas, and Canadian Forces’ airstrikes in the Middle East. We want Canada to Make Space for Peace and to be a leader in diplomacy, international law, nonviolence and disarmament. This election, please pledge your support for our peace priorities and after the election work with us and other civil society organizations on implementing them.
Our twelve peace priorities:
Stop Canada’s bombing of Syria and Iraq and withdraw our troops from the Ukraine
Open our borders to more refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq
Sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty
Cancel the $15 billion General Dynamics Canada contract to send weapons to Saudi Arabia and instead invest in a strategy for green jobs and renewable energy
Stop the secretive $26 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program and instead build affordable housing and public transportation across the country
Reduce military spending and redirect funds to social and environmental needs
Implement the recommendations of the External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces
Launch a public inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and create a national strategy to end gender-based violence
Hold a public inquiry into Canada’s complicity in the torture of Afghan detainees
Convene public consultations for a green paper on national defence and security and on the establishment of a Department of Peace
Advance the United Nations’ Security Council agenda on Women, Peace & Security
Show leadership in nuclear disarmament and host an international meeting on the proposed UN Nuclear Weapons Convention to abolish these weapons of mass destruction
Click HERE and sign our letter today
Thanks to all our sponsors and camp organizers for supporting a weekend of inspirational learning, introspection, and meaningful exchange. From the Blanket Exercise, through Feminism and the Gift Economy, to Drumming for Empowerment, we heard different perspectives, shared stories and insights, and swam in the beautiful waters off Thinkers Lodge.