We are counting down until one of the most exciting times in the last 70 years: the banning of nuclear weapons!
After concerted civil society advocacy brought attention to the severe humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons as well their link to gendered power, the UN is set to negotiate a legally binding nuclear weapon ban treaty on 15 June to 7 July 2017.
On 17 June 2017, building on their historic leadership on this issue, women around the world will hold Women’s Marches to Ban the Bomb to support calls for a binding treaty. WILPF is leading this March in New York and invites advocates of peace and social justice everywhere – whether civil society, UN or Member States – to join us in raising your voices:
1. Make a public statement in support of outlawing nuclear weapons through an international, legally binding nuclear weapon ban treaty.
3. Ask questions: What do current commitments to nuclear weapons mean for funding for people and planet? For environmental degradation? For current or future refugee crises?
4. Start a conversation: What would security systems look like in a world designed by the 99% who support human security, rather than the 1% of nuclear weapons holders who currently hold the rest of the world hostage?
5. Raise awareness: Share and translate our Call to Action with your networks.
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