Global Women for Peace United Against NATO – GWUAN

July 7, 2024

– to the NATO headquarters and Summit in Washington D.C.
– to the heads and governments of NATO member states
– to members of parliaments in NATO member states
– to the media

We are women from across the world, who deeply love our planet. We cherish the universal principles of equality, justice and peace enshrined in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We fight for the rights of women and peoples of the world against all forms of violence, exploitation and discrimination.

For decades, we have been engaged in the search for global peace, for a world system that abolishes war. We recognise the role that capitalism plays in generating militarism and war, and we want a new, non-militarized security, to ensure the life and health of present and future generations of all on this planet – and of the planet itself.

NATO is not a democratic institution. It is an elite club of the world’s major nuclear armed militaries. NATO views war and the threat of war as the solutions to all problems. There are no preparations for peace and dialogue, only preparations for war.

The increasingly global NATO, acting in the interests of the wealthy nations of the ‘West’, has extended its activities to the rest of the world. NATO seeks to impose a ‘model of civilization’ well beyond the Euro-Atlantic area of the original Treaty. The New Strategic concept is completely at odds with the ‘Helsinki spirit’ that seeks peaceful cooperation between states and the rejection of threat or use of force.

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As women of peace, we reject NATO and its world view. It foments instability and exacerbates international conflict. It is irreconcilable with our principle of taking care of the world – a principle that we strive to affirm globally.

Our work is supported by women around the world. It is based on the Declaration (pls see the link below) endorsed by some 260 first women signatories (pls see the link below) and supported on the website by another 1 200 persons.

It is furthermore manifested in a global photo display (see below) of Women for Peace and United Against NATO.

Our message is:

No to global NATO!
No to increasingly militarised blocs!
No to war as a way of settling international disputes!

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