Our Campaigns and Events
PeaceWomen Across the Globe does not run own campaigns. However, it participates in national and global campaigns whose aims it shares. We are currently involved in the following campaigns:
“Against weapons exports to civil-war countries”
In 2019, an alliance of citizens, non-governmental organisations, politicians and many volunteers broke a Swiss record for the online collection of signatures for the initiative “Against weapons exports to civil-war countries”. No Swiss-produced weapons are to be exported to countries that systematically and seriously violate human rights or to conflict-ridden countries. The Federal Council should not have the only say in deciding to which countries war material may be exported – parliament and the people should be given a voice.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign was set up in 1991 by the Center for Women's Global Leadership. It begins each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. The campaign shows that women's rights are human rights – violence against women is thus always a violation of human rights. Campaign Website in Switzerland
Während Millionen von Menschen in die Flucht vor Krieg und Elend gezwungen werden, läuft das Geschäft mit dem Tod auf Hochtouren: Jährlich wird weltweit Kriegsmaterial im Wert von 400 Milliarden Dollar verkauft. Das muss gestoppt werden! Die Schweiz als einer der grössten und wichtigsten Finanzplätze der Welt spielt dabei eine fragwürdige Rolle. Die Schweizerische Nationalbank investierte 2016 über 800 Millionen Franken alleine in Atomwaffenproduzenten. Die Kriegsgeschäfte-Initiative verlangt eine rechtliche Unterbindung von Investitionen in die Rüstungsindustrie.
The #WomenSeriously campaign draws attention to the fact that women continue to be shut out of most peace talks. This is despite the fact that they could bring a wealth of knowledge, valuable life experience, and fresh perspectives to conflict transformation. But although they face difficulties, women still find ways of formulating their demands and playing a part in important processes. The Peace Table events aim to encourage hundreds of thousands of women across all ages to get involved in peace processes and demand their seat at the negotiating table. The PeaceTables are part of this important global movement.
One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising is an international movement that calls for an end to violence against women and girls. The billion refers to a third of all women and girls worldwide who become victims of rape of abuse during their lives. The campaign's worldwide day of action is on February 14. One Billion Rising 2017