Reaching Critical Will

Reaching Critical Will (RCW) is the disarmament programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women's peace organization in the world.

NPT conference: Rejecting the strategy of denial

On Monday 22nd April, the NPT prepcom started in Geneva and will last for two weeks.  The Prepcom is part of the five-yearly cycle of meetings to review the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  Every day Reaching Critical Will produce a newsletter…

Nuclear Disarmament: Taking charge and making progress

Reaching Critical Will, a branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, report daily from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty prepcom. In this report, the last one of the first week, the issues of progress and taking responsibility are tackled. “The most important thing is that non-nuclear weapon states actively take the reins.”

A new review cycle, a new chance to ban nuclear weapons

Once again states parties, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations are meeting in Vienna to start another review cycle of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Unlike in 2007, however, we are returning to this first preparatory committee with a final document and an action plan adopted by consensus from the last Review Conference.

Three pacifist members died

The month of June has brought sad news, as three members of the global movement against gun violence were on the Air France flight that went missing on 1 June while flying from Brazil to France.

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

Each year activists around the world use the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence to raise awareness, campaign for better gun laws and push for stronger regulation of the global arms trade. This year the Week of Action is 15–21 June.

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