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!

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.

Women Against War yard sign, 2015-2016Free Yard Sign Campaign:  All during 2016 Women Against War has made these yard, vigil, or window signs available.  We only produced 250 signs. You will now see them at vigils and demonstrations sometimes accompanied by a large banner with the same message.

Women Against War, “Humanize Not Militarize” Poster Exhibit about alternatives to militarism and racism at home and abroadtransform.jpg artist, Aaron Hughes

LAST CHANCE to view the posters and participate in a poster making workshop at CREATE studios in Saratoga Springs.

Posters on Exhibit from Sunday, June 18th through June 30th. 

480-B Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Hours for viewing the posters are as follows:

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12-4 PM

Poster Making workshop on Friday, June 23rd.

Activism & Art: Protest Sign Making

Friday, June 23, 2017

6:00pm 8:00pm

480-B Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 24th from 4PM to 7PM. This is an opportunity to view the posters during evening hours if the daytime hours don’t work for you.

To view the history of previous exhibits and venues, see our poster of events through May, 2017
Please see the calendar events on the right sidebar for more detailed information about each event.
Or check out the
Capital Region Progressive Calendar below on our homepage.

Overview:Between March 10th and June 30, 2017 at various locations throughout the Capital District, Women Against War has been displaying a traveling exhibit of posters from the American Friends Service Committee; in conjunction with films, theatre, and other cultural events.

“Humanize, not Militarize” portrays the effects of militarism and racism at home and abroad. The final exhibit will be on display at CREATE Studios in Saratoga Springs For more information check out our calendar items on the right sidebar of the website, or the Progressive Calendar further down this homepage.

The goal is to highlight alternatives to military engagement, prisons, and immigration barriers and to offer positive nonviolent, nondiscriminatory solutions.
Information about each artist, is available at the exhibit along with the posters and some background materials.
“What does safety and security look like to you? What are the ways that people in communities are resisting militarism in their lives? Who would benefit from alternatives to militarism?” More information


Recent WAW Events