Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK

Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK work in solidarity with non-violent Afghan peacemakers; namely the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV). Our activities include taking peace delegations to Afghanistan to gather testimonies and analysis from grassroots Afghan peace activists then using that information for campaigning purposes.

We want to support non-violent Afghans in voicing their wishes for their country and do what we can in the UK to strengthen the peace movement and pressurise our Governments to end its involvement in a war which has lasted 13 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 for over three decades.

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Some of our recent activities

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Afghans say Fly Kites Not Drones

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Activist ar RAF Waddington yesterday

 

 

 

 

Fly Kites NOT Drones 21-23 March

Thank you all who took part in the massively successful weekend of action- the biggest simultaneous anti drone action with an Afghan focus.

We’re working on a round up of events, this is as far as we’ve got.

The Afghan Peace Volunteers flew kites in solidarity, see their short and fun video.

For the promotional short video of the campaign

Delegations to Kabul

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Maya at Kabul airport with the APV

Maya Evans returns safely from Afghanistan after a 3 month stay in Kabul

Read her latest blog: Mother Mariam and Habib

 

 

Ewa Jasiewicz visits Kabul See her blogsewa jasiewicz and maya

 

And also APV send a message of solidarity to Barton Moss anti fracking 

 

 

Peace Delegation Returns from Afghanistan

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Janey Moffatt and Beth Tichborne returned safely from Afghanistan having spent 2 weeks in Kabul as part of the 3rd UK peace delegation to the country.

Latest Posts: Land grabs in AfghanistanRemembering Afghan War Dead

Delegation projects include:

Afghanistan: A Difficult Birthjaneysmall 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 this year

See a 2 minute short about the documentary

Follow Janey’s  project

 

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Support our projects:

Donate to VCNV UK  The Co-operative Bank  

Account: 65583025

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VCNV Delegates are available to speak with groups and organizations in 2014, we are taking bookings now.

Contact: vcnvuk@gmail.com

VCNVUK was inspired by the United States organisation Voices for Creative Non Violence, established by Kathy Kelly.

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Front: Maya Evans, Mary Dobbing, Kathy Kelly Back: Susan Clarkson and Martha Hennessy- Kabul 2013