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Bring our War $$ Home on International Women's Day!

International Women's Day, Boston Common, March 5, 2011 Greater Boston Codepink and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Boston Branch held an International Women's Day rally yesterday to bring our war $$$ home at the Massachusetts State House. About 100 people marched through Boston Common to the bridge in the Public Garden. Pink Parasol Peace Brigade: COME ON PEOPLE, LET'S TURN THIS COUNTRY 'ROUND, STOP WAR SPENDING AND FUND JOBS NOW!

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Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 848 Beacon St (corner of Centre) • Green Line "D" (Riverside train) • Newton Center
Ann Jones
Ann Jones

Join members and friends of Massachusetts Action this Saturday afternoon as we review the progress in 2010 and chart the path for our work in 2011.

Ann Jones, the author who documented Afghan women's lives in the searing Kabul in Winter, will speak on ending the Afghanistan war and Afghan women's human rights.

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A Conversation with Kathy Kelly

When: Monday, February 10, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle St) • Harvard T • Cambridge
Kathy Kelly with Afghan Peace Volunteers

Afghanistan Present and Near Future - Will the US really Leave?

What are the conditions for women and ordinary people?

What are the effects of the US drone war on people in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan?

What should we be doing in response?

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Women, Peace and Security

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6:30 am to 9:30 am
Where: UMass Boston Campus Center • 3rd Floor, room 3540 • JFK-UMass T Stop • Dorchester
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
In Partnership with the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights- UMASS- Boston
Are you concerned about the impact of war and militarization on women here at home? How about gun violence in our communities…domestic violence…women and economic disparity…environmental justice…elder and immigrant concerns…
Here is your opportunity to have input into the

U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security.

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Malalai Joya Spring Tour 2011

Invade us with hospitals and schoolsMalalai Joya, the acclaimed Afghan activist and author of A Woman Among Warlords, will tour the United States in Spring 2011 to call attention to the on-going Afghan war and prospects for ending it. A Woman Among Warlords has just been published in paperback with a new chapter on Afghanistan in the Obama era, and will be on sale at all her events.

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International Women's Day Breakfast

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 2:30 am to 4:30 am
Where: Simmons College • 300 the Fenway • Linda K. Paresky Conference Center • Boston

Unequal Treatment Under the Law: Women in the Criminal Justice System

Did you know...
- In 2010, a National Women's Law Center Study gave MA a grade C for pre-natal care and an F for shackling policies for female offenders during child birth?
- A survey of over 70 countries found that only 4 countries - the uS, Liberia, Suriname, and the Bahamas - systematically seperated incarcerated mothers from their babies?

Please join us for an engaging morning and learn more about these statistics and more from our panelists:

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Report Back from WILPF's 100th Anniversary Meetings in the Hague

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: The Walker Center • 171 Grove St, Auburndale (parking lot site) • Newton


The Oldest Women’s Peace Organization Looks to the Future


WHEN: Thursday May 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

6:30 pm – mingling and light refreshments

7:15 pm Program


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Making Women's Rights Real

When: Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:30 am to 4:30 am
Where: Simmons College • 300 The Fenway • Linda K. Paresky Conference Center • Boston

18th Annual Boston-Area International Women's Day Celebration 

The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 36 years ago.  Called the International Bill of Rights for Women, CEDAW has been ratified by 186 nations across the world - NOT including the United States.

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Celebrate Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:30 pm
Where: Doubletree Hotel • 5400 Computer Dr • Westborough, MA

Malala YousafzaiAPPNE, PAGB, OPEN, New England Pakhtoon Association, Pakistani Association of New Hampshire

Presentations to honor Malala Yousafzai

Conversation with Malala via Skype (not confirmed)


Live Pashto Music

Meet & Gree Author Ethan Casey (Alive and Well in Pakistan)

To purchase tickets:

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Our message against FGM reaches millions in Mali

Dear friends of Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman,

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Why Is It So Hard to Get Women to the Peace Table? And Why Is That Not Even the Right Question?

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Quinn Administration Building, Chancellor’s Conference Room, 3rd floor, • UMass Boston • JFK Station • Boston

Supreme Rally for Women's Equality

When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:00 pm
Where: City Hall Plaza • Boston

Paternalism & Women’s Political Participation in Sri Lanka

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 am
Where: UMass Boston • Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3545 • Dorchester

Malathi de Alwis

Consultant Socio-Cultural Anthropologist

Sri Lanka protest

The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights presents a lecture with Malathi de Alwis, a consultant socio-cultural anthropologist.

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Moolaade, a film screening

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Lesley University, University Hall, Amphitheater • 1815 Mass Ave • Porter T • Cambridge

The film Moolaade will be shown as part of Women's History Month. 

The film is about courage and defiance against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and won at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. 

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Mothers' Day Walk for Peace

When: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 4:00 am to 7:00 am
Where: Town Field Park • Fields Corner • Dorchester
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. Through the years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
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