The 3rd UK peace delegation are getting ready to depart for Kabul where they will work and stay with the Afghan Peace Volunteers.
The delegates are Maya Evans, Janey Moffatt and Beth Tichborne.
Afghanistan: A Difficult Birth
A short documentary looking at the pregnant women in Afghanistan who are set to give birth in the “new Afghanistan” of 2014; looking at the conditions of pregnant women where 1/11 die in child birth.
The documentary will be released on the 8th March 2014 and VCNV speakers will be available to talk about the project and tell the stories of women they met and interviewed.
See a 2 minute short about the documentary: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afghanistan-a-difficult-birth
Follow the project:www.afghanmums.tumblr.com
A booklet explaining the last 33 years of conflict in Afghanistan told via the histories of the Afghan Peace Volunteers written by Beth Tichborne.
Support our projects:
Donate to VCNV UK The Co-operative Bank Account: 65583025 Sort: 089299
VCNV Delegates are available to speak with groups and organizations in 2014, we are taking bookings now.
Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK work in solidarity with non-violent Afghan peacemakers; namely the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV), some of whom are shown below. Our activities include taking peace delegations to Afghanistan to gather testimonies and analysis from grassroots Afghan peace activists; then to convert that information into campaigning materials in the US/UK e.g. speaking tours, pamphlets, books, podcasts and documentaries.
We want to support non-violent Afghans in voicing their wishes for their country and do what we can in our own countries to strengthen the peace movement and pressurise our Governments to end their involvement in a war which has lasted over 11 years; is fuelling violent radicalism in Afghanistan as well as the UK; and moreover continuing a stream of violence in a country which has experienced bloodshed since 1979.
VCNVUK was inspired by the United States organisation Voices for Creative Non Violence, established by Kathy Kelly.