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Canadian Voice of Women holds National Peace Conference in Toronto this weekend White Poppies Action - Call for Human Security not War

November 8, 2012


(Toronto) - The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) will be holding its annual conference and general meeting this weekend in Toronto. The conference entitled Revisioning Human Security and Building the Peace Movement starts Friday, Nov 9, 4:30, distributing White Poppies for Peace at Front and John Streets.

Lyn Adamson, Co-Chair of VOW says, "White poppies are our way of recognizing the full cost of war to all those who are harmed, and expressing our deep desire for peace. War is costly in human terms and also financial terms. With just a fraction of the military budget we could do wonders in building peace by meeting human and environmental needs." For more information on White Poppies (

Friday evening there will a dinner and Special Screening of the documentary film Prosecutor: Law. No Order (co-produced by NFB) about the work of the first chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, of the International Criminal Court, 2003-2012.

On Saturday evening, VOW will be honouring our Peace Women: Past, Present and Future as well as a short video of our Peacemaker's Summer Camp and music by Sandy Greenberg and Lise Cormier. The conference is open to the public. On Sunday morning, November 11, at Metro Hall, 55 John Street there will be a panels and discussions on Building the Peace Movement and Women as bridge-builders, followed by Raven Courtney speaking on Campaign for a Law Against Ecocide and in the afternoon, VOW will have its annual general meeting. The annual general meeting is also open to the public and VOW welcomes new members.

WHAT: Revisioning Human Security and Building the Peace Movement conference and AGM
WHEN: Friday, November 9 from 4:30 p.m., Saturday, November 10 from 9:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m., Sunday, November 11 from 10:00-5:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto and Friend?s House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto.
WHO: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
*The media is welcome to attend and to interview speakers and organizers.

BACKGROUND: Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For almost 50 years, VOW has tirelessly advocated for a world without war. For more information about the conference, please visit: and for more information about VOW and the VOW AGM, please visit:

For additional information or interviews, please contact:
* Lyn Adamson, Co-chair Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Cell: 416-731-6605 Email:
* Janis Alton, Co-chair Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Cell: 905-274-6191 Email:

For more information contact:
Lyn Adamson
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Phone: 416-731-6606
Cell: 416-731-6605

Janis Alton
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Phone: 905-274-5191
Cell: 905-274-6191

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