In June 1982, hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators opposed to nuclear arms overwhelmed Central Park and midtown Manhattan, filling the streets and groves with echoing songs and hopeful slogans.
35 year later, we still live under the threat of nuclear weapons, and the majority of countries around the world have finally had enough and are standing up in a historic effort to ban the ownership, development and use of nuclear weapons.
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate the ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
The Women’s March Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally on Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City and around the world in support of negotiations taking place at the United Nations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, a steering group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
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