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Women in Black

Women in Black (WiB) is a transnational network of feminist antimilitarist women working for peace with justice and struggling against militarism and violence. Through its silent vigils held on a regular basis in public places, WiB supporters protest against militarism, war, and violence in their black outfits.

WiB was founded by a group of women in Israel in 1987 after the breakout of the First Palestinian Intifada to protest Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. Groups such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of Argentinean mothers who protest the "disappearance" of their children during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983 (known as the “Dirty War”), and the Black Sash, a non-violent women's movement protesting against apartheid in South Africa, inspired the ...

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