For 100 years, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has been promoting a vision of feminist peace by challenging militarism and patriarchy. At this event, Ray Acheson, director of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) disarmament program, will talk about the organisation's nonviolent approach to this work, from banning nuclear weapons to taking on the international arms trade. Civilians are dying in Yemen from bombs sold to Saudi Arabia by the United States, United Kingdom, and others. Drone strikes are launched by the US in countries it is not at war with from Djibouti, where the military bases of six foreign governments have created a permanent market for sex trafficking and forced prostitution. Meanwhile, the most destructive bombs at all, nuclear weapons, threaten all our lives - yet Australia is part of a small group of countries trying to prevent their prohibition. These are some of the issues Ray will cover in her talk, looking at the global network of violence, war, and militarism and ways to challenge it.
This session will be held at Chamber, a new venue for us, a few blocks up the road from the Alderman. Tuesday 20th September, 6:30-8pm, 19 Church St East Brunswick.
Starts: Sept. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Chamber 19 Church St Brunswick East
Challenging weapons, war, and violence: from local to globalSept. 20, 2016 Lecturer: Ray Acheson
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes