Monday October 31st
Scottish WILPF are going to be wearing green scarves, leafleting and petitioning in support of Afghan women at Gibbs Entry, Clerk Street Edinburgh from 12.00 till 2.00pm
When the UK and USA entered Afghanistan in 2001, they promised to improve the lives of Afghan women. As we approach the discussions which will take place on the future for Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany on the 5th December, we need to ensure that women’s voices are heard and that the UK Government makes – and keeps – a firm commitment to including women.
Today, 31st October, women are wearing green scarves in solidarity with Afghan Women and holding vigils all over the world in support of Afghan women.
Join us! We will have green scarves at the vigil, and you can also sign our petition and write a letter to your MP at the vigil or on line, in support of women’s rights in Afghanistan.
If you can be there for ten minutes or for the whole time, you will be welcome.
Women have the right to shape peace and to contribute to rebuilding their societies. However over the last twenty five years only 1 in 40 peace signatories have been women. Women’s experiences of conflict and the contribution they make in their communities go unnoticed in formal peace building processes. Help make the change.