This initiative aims to raise awareness about nuclear weapons and to demand a treaty for the upcoming negotiations in June and July. The march and rally will happen on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.


Saturday June 17th – New York City- Support the UN in Adopting a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate the ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!

The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM -4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!

  1. 12:00 PM meet at the assembly point outside of Bryant Park along W40th Ave street. Join the movement, get inspired, build solidarity, make some friends and get ready to march!
  1. 12:30 PM march begins along the route outlined above ending at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza where the rally begins!
  1. 1:15 PM-4:00 PM Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with speakers, booths and musical performances.

Are you interested in participating? Volunteer or learn how to host your own event if you’re not in New York.

There are a lot of easy ways to build momentum and energy for the event. Here are some of the helpful resources we’ve created to assist with this:

  • Invite your friends to the Facebook event
  • Re-tweet us! We are using @WMTBTB, @WILPF, and @RCW_ for tweeting about the event, the ban treaty, and much more.
  • Follow us, like us, re-tweet us, and remember to use the hashtags #nuclearban and #womenbanthebomb.
  • Talk to the press. We’ve prepared a first press release that you can send out to your media contacts, or use a basis for your own release. There are more coming, including with details about the rally speakers and facts and information about the ban treaty.
  • Like our posts on Instagram! Look for @WomenBTB


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