The Movement for the Abolition of War

Generations together can abolish war

Generations together can abolish war

The Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW) is part of an ongoing world-wide uprising, challenging the inevitability of war and guided by the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations signed in 1945; a vision of a world in which conflicts are resolved without resort to violence, to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” which to this day continues to bring untold suffering to humankind as well as deepening the climate crisis.

Movement for the Abolition of War’s Annual General Meeting is on

Saturday, November 27, 11am, via Zoom. More here.

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17/11/21: MAW’s 2021 Remembrance Lecture:

‘Walls, Fences and Guns’ – How militarised and racialised capitalism is destroying the world

Asad Rehman, Director, War on Want

On-line, 2 pm, Sunday 14th November. –

see the video.

More information here.

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06/10/21: View the MAW cartoon “Extinguish War and Save the Earth!” on our YouTube channel.

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Read the latest Abolish War newsletter, September 2021, which includes:

MAW makes big plans to get its peace message across at COP26

Linking militarism to the climate crisis

Peace education – what is it and why does it matter?

How anti-war statue points the way

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Nuclear Prohibition

Campaign: ICAN

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons marks the beginning of the end of the military hegemony of the nuclear-armed powers as nation after nation asserts its right to live in a world free of the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Remembrance 2020

Remembrance Lecture 2020

“Peacebuilding in the post-COVID world” with Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament
Saturday 7th November 2020

Climate Change

Campaign: Climate Change

Climate change can increase the risk of violent conflict, so why don’t we redirect some of the funding for military technologies to help tackle climate insecurity?

United Nations

Campaign: United Nations

How do we build up recognition of the UN as the one body which can deal with global problems facing humanity?

Rethinking Security

Campaign: Rethinking Security

We challenge the narrow definition of “security” used by governments to justify military intervention. Human security means adequate food and water, education and healthcare, and a secure place to live on a planet not threatened by climate change.

War is not inevitable! Our aims are to: 

Spread the belief that the abolition of war is both desirable and possible

Raise awareness of constructive alternatives to war for resolving national and international disputes

Develop research-based materials and strategies to educate pupils, students, the general public and members of local and national government

Work with other people and organisations who are already active in the creation of alternatives to war

Inspiration from the Archives!

New President, new website – and a call for support!

Bill Risebero - Escape

Prof Paul Rogers It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of a new President at the helm of the Movement for the Abolition of War, Prof Paul Rogers, taking over from our founder, Bruce Kent. In a letter to MAW supporters and friends, Paul writes: "...Beyond all…