Monday, June 13, 2005

A Few Women's Peace Groups

Women Peace Building Groups

Raging Grannies
The Raging Grannies' International This non-violent organization of activists has a network of Granny Gaggles in Canada, the United States, Australia, Greece and the United Kingdom.

CODEPINK - Women for Peace
Calls on women around the world to rise up and oppose the war in Iraq by bring attention to people and processes standing in the way of peace. Encourages actions, from public education and free speech to nonviolent civil disobedience, that build peace. Pro-active, Prowomen. Action alerts, email updates, campaigns. Established November 2002.

Women in Black
Women in Black Not an organization, but a means of mobilization and a formula for action. Members stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing, and human rights abuses all over the world.

The Lysistrata Project
The Lysistrata Project Promotes peace through economic justice. Dedicated to building community and, in particular, raising women's voices for peace. Articles, photos, action alerts, facts, and contact information for policymakers.

Groups Focused on Women in Countries the U.S. has Attacked

Afghan Women's Mission supports Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) which is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.

Afghan Women's Network

Kosovo Women's Network NOT in English.

I also have started accumulating a list of Iraqi Women's Organizations that may or may not still exist but did exist:

Diwanyiah Women's Association; Hillah Women's Association (also called Fatima Zahra Women's Rights Association); President, Karbala Women's Association; Al Kut Women's Association; Rabab Mahmud; Najaf Women's Association; Hillah Human Rights Association; Human Rights and Democracy Center in Diwaniyah; High Council for Iraqi Women; Al Nahda Association; Iraqi Women's League

As I find meaningful web references to these groups I will link them.

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