#NoWar2023 Conference: Nonviolent Resistance to Militarism 

Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 A global 3-day conference on nonviolent resistance in the face of invasions, occupations, and military violence, featuring 36 speakers from 17 countries. You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative? Managing conflict nonviolently is one of the three core strategies of World BEYOND War’s alternative global security system. But when […]

Upcoming peace events in Canada

Public Discussion: “Making Space for Peace: Russian /Ukrainian War” Thursday August 3, 2023 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Regina Central Library 2311 12th Avenue, Regina Panel discussion with speakers: Tamara Lorincz, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University and member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Women’s International League […]

“Peace in the Seas: A Call for the Demilitarization and Protection of the Oceans” by Tamara Lorincz

WILPF sections around the world have taken action to stop the militarization of the seas. WILPF Canada has protested the Royal Canadian Navy’s participation in RIMPAC and called for its cancellation. We produced and shared on social media a graphic “Cancel RIMPAC. Stop Military Sonar and Bombing” and lobbied the federal government. WILPF Australia has […]

Global Affairs Canada 2023 Civil Society Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control

At the end of June, Alley and Tamara travelled to Ottawa to attend Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) full-day civil society consultations on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. It is the first time in five years that the federal government has had an extensive consultation with peace groups. Tamara urged GAC to stop sending weapons to […]

Upcoming peace events in Canada!

Here’s a list of upcoming peace events from other global organizations. Peace Wave 2023 International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War are planning a second-annual 24-hour peacewave on July 8-9, 2023. This is a 24-hour-long Zoom featuring live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world, moving around the globe with the sun. Starts: July 8 at […]

WILPF in partnership with the Freedom from War Coalition presents a panel discussion entitled ‘Making Space for Peace: Ending the Russian-Ukrainian War’.

This is a free event and will be held at the Unitarian Hall 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC on Thursday June 22nd, 2023 – Doors open at 6:30pm Event from 7pm to 8:30pm Our panel will consist of our guest presenter Tamara Lorincz, local peace activist Kaeli Wood and a representative from the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians […]

5 Reasons Why Feminists Should Care About Disarmament

By WILPF International Secretariat On International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament 2023, WILPF shares five key reasons why feminists should care about disarmament and demilitarization. What are the key links between disarmament and working towards gender equality, economic justice, addressing the ecological crisis, promoting peace and security, and the transformative power of feminist activism […]