Vrede vzw is one of 42 European civil society organisations warning of major risks caused by the creation of a huge new EU Defence Fund. These risks include accelerating an international arms race and increasing the likelihood that 'killer robots' will be developed.
We, women and men from all continents of the world want to develop a culture of peace on a global level, and know that for the future of humanity the only route is peace.
On the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018, Greenpeace Belgium, CNAPD, Fairfin and Vrede vzw are jointly launching a Belgian peace flag campaign to boost the debate on the necessary nuclear disarmament.
Joint open letter to the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation into the situation in Palestine. Vrede vzw co-signed the letter
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) organised a poll in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy about the position of their citizens on nuclear weapons. The results are very clear.
The purpose of this Q&A is to provide information and highlight the major aspects of NATO.
The withdrawal from the Iran deal by US president Trump has not only exacerbated international politics, it will lead to further armament and confrontation. First attacks between Iran and Israel underline the dangers of the actual situation.
World military expenditure has increased in 2017 by 1.1% in real terms, and is now estimated at roughly $ 1739 billion. This reflects a constant increase over the last five consecutive years. We must stop this, by growing a global movement against military spending!
The Eye On Palestine Collective would like to express its full endorsement for the decision of the ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles to grant a Doctor Honoris Causa to Kenneth (Ken) Loach.
The militarization of Europe has been gaining momentum for almost two years, but the political and social debate about it is as good as absent.
The Turkish war against Afrin, an enclave with a large majority of Kurds, has been going on for almost two months now. About 140 academics, artists, writers and people from the civil society launch a call to break the silence about the Turkish violations of international (humanitarian) law.
As the world becomes more dangerous by the day, the need for action for peace has never been more vital. With militarism on the rise, the need for a global people’s alternative – of justice, sustainability and peace – has never been more urgent.