As NATO held for its upcoming summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 11th and 12th, the peace movement organised internationally. We organised protests – and as well as saying No to NATO, we are saying Yes to peace, presenting alternatives to war, and a new vision of security.
In March, many women got together online, from across the world, to present an action plan: to ensure women’s mobilization on this crucial issue. We call ourselves Global Women for Peace United Against NATO and we have produced a Declaration for Peace, outlining our message of peace, justice, solidarity, and common security.
As part of the international protests, we organised a programme of events in Brussels, home of the NATO headquarters. This took place from July 6th to 9th; there has been meetings, debates, seminars, and street actions – and much of it is available on this website. Find the programme, the reports, and the recordings on the tab above.
Please join us however you can – and help us expand participation, especially from those living in NATO states, or in NATO ‘partner’ countries. The events are women-led but we welcome all who are against NATO to participate.
The Declaration, together with the names and affiliations of the first signatories can be found on this page. Click on the tab above to find the Declaration translated into many languages. More are being added all the time.
The Declaration and list of signatories will be sent to the NATO headquarters, NATO members and partners, and their parliaments, together with the EU Commission and members of the European Parliament. We will make sure our voices are heard – our voices for peace and justice.
Will you join us? Will you sign now?
Let’s build this movement for peace together!
Would you like to be involved? It’s easy!
Would you like to make a donation?
Vrede vzw is helping us collecting the donations, you can make a bank transfer to:
Account holder: Vrede vzw – Address: Dok Noord 4F, 9000 Gent, Belgium
IBAN: BE25 8939 4408 3382 – SWIFT/BIC CODE: VDSP BE 91
Reason for payment: ‘NoNATO events‘