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Margaret River Peace Weekend

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Peace

A weekend of celebration, inspiration and action in Margaret River

Celebrate ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) winning the 2017 Nobel peace prize

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The Peace weekend events

ICAN 

Our special guest Dr Sue Wareham OAM, Board member of ICAN

MAPW (Medical Association for Prevention of War)

 

Peace weekend events

Peace event flyer

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ICAN

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Campaign overview (from the ICAN website)

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

ICAN began in Australia and was formally launched in Austria in April 2007. Our campaign’s founders were inspired by the tremendous success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which a decade earlier had played an instrumental role in the negotiation of the anti-personnel mine ban convention, or Ottawa treaty.

Since our founding, we have worked to build a powerful global groundswell of public support for the abolition of nuclear weapons. By engaging a diverse range of groups and working alongside the Red Cross and like-minded governments, we have helped reshape the debate on nuclear weapons and generate momentum towards elimination.

We were awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.

Find out about ICAN here

Our special guest Dr Sue Wareham OAM

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Position within MAPW (Medical Association for Prevention of War): President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Special areas of interest: Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia’s military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.
Background: Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a “horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon.” Sue notes that “millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons”. Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon. She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

MAPW (Medical Association for Prevention of War)

MAPW

The Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia) works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict. We promote peace through research, advocacy, peace education and partnerships. Please use our many resources on nuclear weaponspower and waste, peace and conflicts. Our professional not-for-profit organisation has branches across Australia, and works globally through the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Find out more: MAPW

 

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