Shut down MBDA & Yarls Wood / Photo Essay from Kabul / Working with Refugees and Young People / Football in Kabul
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Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK
April/ May 2016 Newsletter
Kabul Street Kids at the Borderfree Peace Centre enjoying their weekly lessons
Check out the latest beautiful photo essay from Kabul, Green, Equal & Non-Violent

Social change from the grassroots

Voices for Creative Non Violence UK are very excited to announce that we've received funding to undertake projects in activist skill sharing with 5 refugee groups in the UK, plus 20 Fly Kites Not Drones workshops with young people. 

Both projects will link closely with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, either connecting with them directly, or using them as inspiration or an example of activism in a difficult environment. 

Working with refugees in the UK, we hope to empower and develop confidence and campaigning skills with some of the most vulnerable currently living in UK society. The project aims to enable refugees to share their stories, while also harnessing activist skills to counter animosity and explain the difficulties involved in gaining leave to remain. 

Donate to the Afghan Peace Volunteers 'Non-Violence Football Team' - to hire a pitch for weekly practices costs £16.25
The football team comprises of mixed ethnic players who are combining the message of peace and co-operation amongst the different ethnic groups. 
The Co-operative Bank
Account: 65583025
Sort: 08 92 99
Reference: Football Team
Captain Amir & Midfield player Hoor looking at the Clapton Ultras website, while brainstorming campaigning ideas for the APV non-violence football team
Tuesday, 3rd May, MBDA arms manufactory of the Brimstone Missile was SHUT DOWN by Sisters Against the Arms Trade (which includes members of VCNV).
The Brimstone has been used in Afghanistan, Iraq & Syria. 
The Action was to echo the call of Syrian women - the forgotten protagonists in the Syrian struggle for self determination. Photo @MayaAnneEvans
Shut Down Yarls Wood
THIS Saturday, Evening Protest

Only 17 miles away from MBDA missile manufacturers, women who have escaped wars and violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere are incarcerated in Yarls Wood Detention Centre, Bedfordshire.
Support protests to close the centre, coaches organised by Movement Justice 

R.I.P. Prince
Messenger of Peace & Love

Voices for Creative Non Violence UK
St Leonards on Sea

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