No Amount is Acceptable


From its inception, WAND (formerly Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament) has been dedicated to the reduction and eventual eradication of nuclear weapons. We believe that nuclear weapons pose an unacceptable danger to human security and global peace. Through grassroots organizing and political advocacy, WAND works to reduce the role and number of nuclear weapons in U. S. national security policy and in international security practice.


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Trump's "nuclear button." The end of the Iran Deal. Fire and fury. North Korea. We are inundated with news about world leaders threatening nuclear war. When it comes to nuclear weapons, women are rarely included at the table. But we know that empowering women is key to creating communities that are more just, prosperous, and safe. That’s what the #DisarmThePatriarchy handbook is all about – equipping women with the information and tools they need to hold elected officials accountable and build a grassroots movement to end the threat of nuclear war. 

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November 08, 2018

Newly-Elected Women Should Challenge U.S. Nuclear Posture

On Tuesday night, women made history. For the first time the United States elected more than 100 women to serve in the United States House of Representatives. These women are diverse in so many ways – the first Native women, the first Muslim women, the youngest woman. They bring incredibly different backgrounds – from military veterans to teachers.

June 21, 2018

Nuclear Weapons Pose the Ultimate Threat to Mankind

Ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the peace movement has seemed moribund. But in the wake of the US–North Korean summit, there are glimmers of hope that something new is stirring, with a focus on the ultimate threat to humankind: the use of nuclear weapons.

March 26, 2018

The Fight for Nuclear Deterrence Goes Local

Dropping an atomic bomb doesn’t happen as fast as it does in the movies. There’s no room with a red, shiny “nuclear button” primed for the pressing. But in the U.S., launching a nuclear weapon does depend on just one trigger finger: The President’s...

February 22, 2018

#DisarmThePatriarchy: Women Speak Out on Peace, Security and Nuclear War

Women who work in national security and peace movements recently came together for a #DisarmThePatriarchy chat to break down and discuss issues spanning from nuclear war to the unique perspectives women bring to peace-making tables.

February 02, 2018

Taking on Trump’s Dangerous Nuclear Posture Review

Today, the Trump Administration published its Nuclear Posture Review—the document that lays out the United States’ plan for maintaining, enhancing and using its nuclear arsenal for the next decade. It has one goal: to scare you into accepting Trump’s proposals and shame you if you don’t...

November 28, 2017

When Sexism is the Difference Between War and Peace

Most women have attended a talk or panel where every single speaker was male. Most of us have been talked over. Most of us have witnessed first-hand how women are shut out of critical discussions. It happens on issues that almost exclusively impact women, like their healthcare, and it happens on matters of grave national importance...

November 17, 2017

Nuclear Watchdog Playing a Vital Role

Where did you grow up? The answer to that question has been the most significant information in my medical history. I spent the first 18 years of my life downriver and downwind from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington State....

October 29, 2016

Women Strike for…

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the day in 1920 when U.S. women gained the right to vote with the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. August 29th is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, marking the 1991 closing of Kazakhstan’s nuclear test site, this day is dedicated to permanently ending explosive nuclear testing...

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