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.
Some of our recent activities
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
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 blogs
And also APV send a message of solidarity to Barton Moss anti fracking
Peace Delegation Returns from Afghanistan
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.
Delegation projects include:
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 this year
See a 2 minute short about the documentary
Follow Janey’s project
Support our projects:
Donate to VCNV UK The Co-operative Bank
VCNV Delegates are available to speak with groups and organizations in 2014, we are taking bookings now.
VCNVUK was inspired by the United States organisation Voices for Creative Non Violence, established by Kathy Kelly.