Women in Black

Vigils are held on the last Friday of every month from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Protester at monthly Women in Black Vigil
Protester at monthly Women in Black Vigil

Women in Black is an international peace network begun in Israel in 1988 by women protesting against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. There are now Women in Black vigils in over 120 countries. Women in Black was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Although men join us, and we don’t always wear black, MIJPME joins this network, standing in downtown Nanaimo in a monthly vigil with signs and leaflets protesting the Canadian government’s support of and complicity in the Israeli apartheid policy. Only an end to the occupation will bring peace

If you wish to protest the injustice of the occupation of Palestine and the seige of Gaza, come to one of these vigils. Or check the calendar for the next vigil.

 We join the network’s call for

  • An end to violence, racism, and acts that harm innocent civilians.
  • An end to the construction of the devastating Apartheid Wall.
  • An end to the ongoing repression of the Palestinian people
  • A just peace for all people in the region.
  • An end to all human rights abuses.