From The Hague to New York
Last week, we celebrated 100 years of peacemaking with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)’s anniversary conference in The Hague. Hundreds of women and men from all over the world gathered to develop a new peace agenda for the 21st century. Whether activist or academic we all have a role to play in saying no to war, violence, patriarchy, and injustice.
A conference report is forthcoming. In the meantime, you can read some highlights on the WILPF website and on Twitter at #WILPF100, #WSW2015, @RCW_, @WILPF, and @Peace_Women. You can also check out some great articles in The Guardian covering the event:
- Centenary stand: female activists head for The Hague to set a new peace agenda
- Shirin Ebadi: 'If books had been thrown at the Taliban instead of bombs … we would not have Isis'
- Peace activists at The Hague decry $1.8tn global military spend in 2014
Now the Reaching Critical Will team is New York to provide analysis and advocacy at the 2015 Review Conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). We will resume our daily coverage of proceedings in the NPT News in Review and you can also find all primary documentation on our website. If you want to know what the most important issues are this year, check out our 2015 NPT Briefing Book, our final edition of the 2010 NPT Action Plan Monitoring Report, and our latest update on nuclear weapon modernisation programmes.
Our work in New York is directly connected to our celebration and agenda-setting conference in The Hague. Through both we seek to challenge structures of power that impede the progress desired and deserved by the vast majority of the world’s population. Whether banning nuclear weapons or standing up to patriarchy we are demanding and designing a better world for all.