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March 2016

WILPF US presents panels at the Commission on the Status of Women; branches take up the Water Day theme, celebrate International Women's Day, promote nuclear disarmament, safety for children in Gaza. Arizona and West Coast in spotlight. We remember Georgia Pinkel and Ethel Jensen.
 
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The 60th Commission on the Status of Women will convene March 12, with the theme, Women's Empowerment and Its Link to Sustainable Development, addressing the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

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World Water Day was created in 1993, one year after the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit. Plan an action or event now and post to the UN World Water Day global map. See what branches are doing in Flint MI and Fresno.CA. 

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The 2016 theme for International Women's Day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality." March 8 is the official date, and WILPF US branches will be celebrating the day throughout the month.

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Nine WILPF branches in California and three in Oregon participated in the Nuclear-Free Future program, and seven delegations have already visited local offices of their representatives in support of HR 1976, the only Congressional bill on abolishing nuclear weapons.
 
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The No Way to Treat a Child campaign aims to expose the practice and impacts of Israeli military detention on Palestinian children in order to hold Israel accountable to international laws and to build support for ending the military occupation.
  
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Join us March 27-April 2, 2016 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 2nd national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and everywhere.
  
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Greater Phoenix Branch has just put out its first newsletter, in which we told about our production of Most Dangerous Women, as well as our recent tabling at the Mesa Martin Luther King Day event.


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Members of the Tucson Branch demonstrated against the Trans Pacific Partnership at a Congressional office in February and tabled at the 34th Annual Peace Fair, whose theme was Compassion for Refugees & Migrants, All One World.

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WILPF US  remembers former board members,
Ethel M. Jensen and Georgia Pinkel

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