2024 International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (IWDPD), 24th May 2024. To mark the 2024 IWDPD, the Founder of Activities For the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens (AFORRC), Dr Eric Oluedo has praised the efforts of a group of women from around the world, who in 1982, decided to lend their voices to the already loud cries demanding to disarm nuclear stockpiles and military forces around the world.

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2024 International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (IWDPD), 24th May 2024. To mark the 2024 IWDPD, the Founder of Activities For the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens (AFORRC), Dr Eric Oluedo has praised the efforts of a group of women from around the world, who in 1982, decided to lend their voices to the already loud cries demanding to disarm nuclear stockpiles and military forces around the world.
AFORRC joins women all over the world to celebrate the historic and current efforts of women for Peace Building, Peace Keeping, Peace Maintenance, Peace Restoration, Peace Sustenance and Disarmament. International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament is commemorated on May 24. It’s a day to celebrate women’s voices for a world free from the threat of nuclear arms. We celebrate diplomacy, human decency, and a violence-free, peaceful future.

For generations, the only real part that women were allowed to play in armed conflict was to grieve for their sons, husbands, and brothers killed during wars. The establishment of this Day marks a significant change in women’s role in the conflict. They are now eager to step out and have their voices heard. This day is also about spreading awareness of the terror of nuclear weapons. In 1985, the total number of active nuclear warheads, globally, was approximately 62,000.

The movement has grown and evolved over the years, but its core purpose is to stand up and demand an end to violence, in all shapes and forms. As governments appear to prioritize weaponry and military advancements over human safety. A lot of controversies still reign over the need to safeguard our planet from nuclear weapons. The need to celebrate this day today is just as important as it was in the 1980s. A nuclear war would lead the world to doom.

To date, six nuclear weapons have been declared missing and have never been recovered.
No matter your station, ending nuclear armament on earth is worth pursuing because nothing will remain if a nuclear war breaks out. We must do all we can to prevent it from happening.

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