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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan non-governmental organization comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For almost 50 years, VOW has tirelessly advocated for a world without war. VOW women blog about their work and experiences as feminist peace activists.

Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 9
Sara Eftekhar | On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S following through with his promise of banning Muslims.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 3
Lyn Adamson | For the first time ever Toronto City Council has designated funds to combat climate change, but TransformTO is up against the city's austerity approach, calling for cuts across the board.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace July 6
Lyn Adamson | The consequences of unaddressed climate change could make the world a place that is not very habitable for humans, a place where human civilization has collapsed, within this century.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace June 21
Yusur Al Bahrani | Twenty-five women journalists and reporters work on a publication in Zarqa reporting on several issues under tight deadlines.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 24
Yusur Al Bahrahni | Despite the challenges that Palestinian participants face, Palestinian women all came together to break the barriers of discrimination against women and gender inequality.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 18
Marney Cuff | Reporting on my experience at the UN CSW60 has proven to be a most daunting, yet enlightening, experience.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 16
Janis Alton | I was part of a recent international women's walk for peace -- not so unusual in itself -- except this time, the context was North and South Korea.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 9
Lyn Adamson | Last week Houston. This week Fort McMurray. Next week: where on Earth? The climate crisis knows no bounds and its hallmark is unpredictability.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 9
Yusur Al Bahrahni | In a country surrounded by tensions and conflicts, more than 400 women Members of Parliaments and governments from more than 80 countries found a safe space in Amman to meet, network and discuss their
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace May 6
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Phyllis Creighton | "Disarm, Disarm!" declared the original Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870. "The sword of murder is not the balance of justice." This Mother's Day, let's abolish nuclear weapons.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace April 19
Yusur Al Bahrani | "I want them to turn their eyes away from my look as a female to my mind as a forensic pathologist doctor: not male, not female," she says. "Until now, I am successful."
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 21
Yusur Al Bahrani | It was the season of hibernation in Amman. If there are warnings about cold weather, people often prefer to stay indoors. Coming from Toronto, the warnings seemed to be a joke for me. But soon, I real
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 9
Yusur Al Bahrani | International Women's Day, March 8, is different in Jordan. It’s a country surrounded by the region's conflicts and instabilities, but yet is a safe haven for those fleeing wars and strife.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 7
Linda M. Ambrose | 'It moved me to tears.' That's what one student said when I asked my history class what they thought about 'The Voice of Women: The First 30 Years.' We had just finished watching the film together.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace February 24
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Yusur Al Bahrani | In a remote area in the Valley of Jordan, schoolgirls planned for their future debunking the stereotypical roles that society prescribed for women.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace September 15
Photo: Jesse McLaren
Jacqueline Burgoyne | Jacqueline Burgoyne took a scenic drive to Sarnia, Ontario to attend the Chemical Valley Toxic Tour and stand in solidarity with Aamjiwnaang First Nation.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 30
Meghan Butt | The underlying tone of the conference was invigorating, as I thought about the community of women and men from around the world united together for a common purpose of increasing the status of women.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 29
Linda Evans-Dyer, Christine Schaefer | ...We were truly honoured to participate for our first time as members of VOW in the UN study group to the Commission on the Status of Women: Beijing +20 Platform in New York City
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 18
Yusur Al-Bahrani | While women share their struggles everywhere, each struggle is unique. Whether in Canada or Congo, women peace-builders are striving for a change that will make world a better place to be.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace September 29
Lyn Adamson | I am writing you to let you know about amazing actions taking place over the next couple of weeks that can really contribute to making a difference to our future.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 31
Yusur Al Bahrani | Have you heard of Singers in the Band? If not, then it’s a documentary worth watching. I was fascinated to know that the award winning filmmaker David Goodman began working on his project Singers in t
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 27
Shelley Hannah | Shelley Hannah joins thousands of women and some men who gather every year to participate in events connected to and surrounding the meeting of Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 26
Joan Russow | In Zimbabwe and Zambia there is a requirement in their Constitution to ensure that 50 per cent of the MPs are women. When will Canada follow suit?
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 25
Image: flickr/UNWomens
Joan Russow | Throughout many events at the 2014 UN Commission on the Status of women, there has been a greater emphasis on the urgency of having high level participation of women in preventing war and conflict.
Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 24
Yusur Al Bahrani | It was my second time attending UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). For the second time, I was one of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) delegates. However, this time was different. I w