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State of the Union – Join the Conversation

We’ll be live tweeting the #SOTU at @WomensAction! and posting on Facebook during the speech. What to Listen For Setting Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending: Last week the President made visits to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee giving teasers ahead of the speech, identifying new Administration initiatives for 2015. New ideas include a proposal to cut […]

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State of the Union – Join the Conversation

We’ll be live tweeting the #SOTU at @WomensAction! and posting on Facebook during the speech. What to Listen For Setting Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending: Last week the President made visits to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee giving teasers ahead of the speech, identifying new Administration initiatives for 2015. New ideas include a proposal to cut […]

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Webinar: Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran through Diplomacy

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WAND hosted Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control, and Jamal Abdi, Policy Director at the National Iranian American Council, for a webinar called “Preventing a Nuclear-armed Iran through Diplomacy” about the negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear weapons program. This webinar reviewed the progress of negotiations […]

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NGO Letter to Obama Administration: Please Attend Vienna Conference

          by Rawan Alkhatib, WAND Intern, Arlington MA The United States needs to join and ultimately lead the international community on global efforts to achieve total nuclear disarmament. A step in the right direction is for the Obama Administration to send a representative to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact […]

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Advancing the Role of Women Political Leaders in Peace and Security

The conference “Advancing the Role of Women Political Leaders in Peace and Security,” jointly organized by Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) and the EastWest Institute’s Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention (PN), was held in Rabat November 18-20, 2014. Female political leaders and legislators from the United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region, including […]

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October: WAND@Work

Welcome to the October newsletter! Click to navigate! Chapters Budget Priorities Nuclear Weapons   Women, Peace, and Security WiLL Update WAND’s Special Statement Donor Spotlight  Congress Meets Community Nuclear Weapons Out of Control Nuclear Spending on the Front Page! On September 21, The New York Times devoted front page space to the new U.S. nuclear arms […]

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UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security Anniversary Week in New York

By Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Last week I was in New York for 1325 anniversary week, which marks the United Nations Security Council’s passage of its landmark Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security on October 31, 2000. Recognizing the gendered nature of today’s conflicts, UNSCR 1325 and its […]

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