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Program Partner: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace


Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a PeaceQuest Program Partner.

Established in 1960 in response to the nuclear threat, the mission of VOW is to provide a means for women to exercise responsibility for the promotion of world peace and justice, through education of themselves and others to take an equal part in the democratic process of decision making; and to cooperate with women throughout the world to create the mutual respect and understanding necessary for the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

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Recent peace-related activities include four peace leadership camps for young women, held in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia.

For their peace leadership camp, VOW Manitoba held the first VOW Peace Summit on May 2nd, 2014, co-sponsored by Menno Simons College and Global College at University of Winnipeg, and conducted in collaboration with Girl Guides and their leaders.  VOW Manitoba developed a curriculum for peace education for young women:  “Women, Peace and Activism:  A Toolkit for Young Feminists to Build a Culture of Peace”, which is available free of charge on the VOW website


Update: December 22nd, 2014 You can read VOW’s December newsletter and Annual Report here.

Update: November 4th, 2014 Voice of Women wold like you to sign and share the following petition asking the Canadian government to end participation in Iraq and instead focus on curbing climate change: Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming