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April 2013 Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) 

Branch members will consider (at the March planning day) how to effectively promote and support GDAMS through its international campaign scheduled for 15 April 2013. Further information is available at www.gdams.org

March 2013 Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry (CIWI) 

The ACT branch promoted the Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry through its newsletter, through member donations and by participating in a number of events held from 14-19 March. The CIWI events are scheduled to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War. More information is available at www.iraqwarinquiry.org.au or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February 2013 One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign 

WILPF ACT Branch supported the ONE BILLION RISING campaign that DEMANDS an end violence against women. The Branch posted a picture on the OBR website and promoted the campaign through WILPF networks in the ACT. More information is available at www.onebillionrising.org 

February 2013 UNSCR 1325 

The ACT Branch initiated an NGO Forum (videoconference) in early February 2013 in which over 30 representatives in four states across Australia discussed monitoring and implementation of UNSCR 1325. The outcome of the forum will be a comprehensive report on NGO actions or plans to support monitoring of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018. 
This activity is linked to WILPF’s international program 2011-2015, Investing in Peace priority focus.

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 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.