What Is Women Against War?

Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace. We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events.

Women Against War offers speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year. One of the WAW project groups, Grannies for Peace, holds annual vigils or demonstrations on Valentines Day (“war breaks Grannies hearts”), Mothers Day, and Veterans Day. The Iran project group advocates for negotiations with Iran by handing out leaflets, lobbying our legislators, and vigiling and leafleting with banners and photos of Iranians, at the popular August food festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. These are just examples of WAW’s busy schedule. Please join us!

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we have been avoiding public meetings, events, speakers, and other situations where people gather in indoor groups.  For the time being our annual gathering is postponed and our project meetings are conducted by phone conference or online meetings.  If you want more information about those online or phone project meetings you can email us at info@womenagainstwar.org.

Save the Date:  “Join with indigenous people ~ Stop pipelines and fossil fuel Infrastructure
An in-person vigil on Monday, October 11, 2021 [Indigenous People’s Day] 3:30 PM at Wolf Road and Central Avenue, Colonie. This vigil takes place on Haudenosaunee land
As Grannies for Peace we support this movement for many reasons: We honor the long enduring wisdom of indigenous people, and their treaty rights. We learn from their powerful work as protectors and teachers about Mother Earth. We respect the creativity and courage of indigenous women and their allies who lead this movement as Water Keepers and Land Protectors. We join our hearts, energies and desires to protect the Earth’s children and grandchildren and other living creatures who share the Web of Life.
This vigil will take place rain or shine.
Out of respect for the safety of ourselves and others we will be following Covid Protocols: We request that all participants wear masks and maintain social distancing at this outdoor event. (Some masks will be available if you forget yours.)
We have many signs and banners and invite you to hold some of them with us. Also feel free to create and bring your own messages.
For more information please contact us at info@womenagainstwar.org

Love in the time of Coronavirus. Drawing by Liz Donnelly

To find some other recent news you can visit our current Project pages [see right sidebar for individual projects]
See our project pages for information about past and upcoming events.

To find out more about our previous actions for peace and justice you can visit the ARCHIVES of our earlier website,  Thanks to Daniel Wilson for creating this link.


Recent WAW Events

Save the Date: “Join with indigenous people ~ Stop pipelines and fossil fuel Infrastructure.”