Women Against War

PO Box 505, Delmar, New York 12054

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 ▪ The Sanctuary for Independent Media
 ▪ Ft. Drum Peace March
 ▪ Muslim Solidarity
 ▪ End the Occupation of Iraq

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 ▪ Grandparents Day with Grannies for Peace
 ▪ Women and Peacework
 ▪ War is Warming
 ▪ Eyes Wide Open
Troops Home Now
 ▪ Fast for Peace
 ▪ International Day of
 ▪ Sign On for Peace
 ▪ Middle East Statement
 ▪ Mother's Day 2007
 ▪ Patriot Act









Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace.

Women Against War - photo by Rudy Lu
We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events. Work with us on:


Recent News

May 25, 2012: Grannies Mark Mother’s Day with Focus on Corporations That Profit from War

February 14, 2012: See photos from the WAW demonstration to prevent war with Iran.

February 2012: Talking points on Iran, the US and Israel

November 2011: Women Against War sends our support to the Women of Afghanistan in the International Green Scarves campaign

Green Scarves

In an effort to support the representation of Afghan women at the December 5th peace negotiations, Connie Houde suggested that we all wear a green scarf and have a group photograph taken at the November 17th Women Against
War annual meeting.

Our picture will be added to the many from around the world that will be posted outside the December 5th Bonn Conference. Women wore a wide variety of green scarves and a group photo was taken that night. This picture was then sent to be displayed with other photos from supporters around the world.

Read more about what the Afghan women are asking.

October 19, 2011: The hidden face of war, Spotlight News article

October 13, 2011: Murals show war's 'human cost', Times Union article

October 12, 2011: See WAW on News Channel 13 for the launch of the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.

September 2011: WAW recently prensented a talk by Becca Heller at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Iraqi Refugees, An Ongoing Crisis, A Broken Obligation. See the press release. Download a poster.

Grannies for Peace demonstrationMay 2011: Grannies for Peace Tulip Fest Demonstration

February 2011: Grannies for Peace Valentine's Day demonstration

October 2010: Grannies for Peace demonstration against war in Afghanistan




March 8 was Women on the Bridge: International Women's Day Peace Demonstration. Read more.

Fahima VorgettsMarch 7, 9 & 10Women Against War brought back Fahima Vorgetts to speak about the impact of the US military occupation and her development work in Afghanistan – including the Afghan Well Project to bring clean drinking water & irrigation to the village of Mir Taqi Shah, for which Women Against War is raising the needed $10,000. Read more.

February 2010: Listen to an interview with WAW activist Connie Frisbee Houde about her fall trip to Afghanistan: http://www.wamc.org/prog-51.html.


Young Iranian GirlWatch a brief (3 minute) powerful video of the people of Iran produced by WAW Iran Project member and photographer Diane Reiner with its message of peace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LC75Ki1ypE

Connie Frisbee HoudeWAW Afghanistan Project activist Connie Frisbee Houde available to speak on recent trip to Afghanistan. E-mail: lilyconnie@verizon.net


Grannies for Peace Vigil on Valentine’s Day

Grannies for Peace


Iran Action Suggestion and Contingency Plan (Updated November 2011)

Iran Billboard



Video: A Doorway to Persia

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 18, at 7 PM, Afghanistan Project, Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany

Thursday November 1st 6:00 – 9:30 pm: An invitation from Nancy Smith, creative inspiration, and coordinator of “Our Pieces of Peace
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
Channing Hall
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12206

Grannies and their cosponsors plan this to be a relaxed evening of sharing artistic messages in varied forms regarding peace. (Poetry, song, drama, newspaper articles, quotes, commentary on diplomacy.) Learn more.


Join our AfghanWell Project. Bring water to the village of Mir Tag Shah! Work to replace military occupation with development & diplomacy! Afghan Well Project

Free Outreach Poster!

Click here for a WAW outreach poster that you can download, print, and either post or distribute in a public place in your community.



Women Against War has endorsed this twelve day fast to close Guantanamo. In addition to the fast there are daily actions that include lobbying, vigils, and street theatre. You can get updates and details at their website.

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