Peace Movement Aotearoa is the national networking peace organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand. As well as our core networking activities, we provide resources, news and views for people who are interested in peace, disarmament, social justice and human rights. You can find out more about our disarmament campaigns and peace projects on this page.
We are committed to peaceful resolution of conflict and social change through non-violent means; we are working for a world with real security, lasting peace, and justice for all.
We work on a range of peace, disarmament and justice issues including: the production and sale of weapons, military spending, globalisation and militarisation, the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous peoples' rights, and human rights more generally. We provide information about opposition to militarism, militarisation and war; peace initiatives and peaceful protest, alternative ways of thinking and peaceful resolution of conflict.
Our vital ongoing work includes: keeping people in touch through our networking and outreach services; educating and providing information on a wide range of topics; researching and publishing Action Alerts, Updates and Backgrounders; responding to requests for practical advice on organising non-violent protests and writing media releases; providing speakers for peace, social justice and human rights conferences, workshops and meetings; and sending updates out internationally so that overseas peace and social justice groups know about what is happening here.
We coordinate the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Aotearoa New Zealand, the Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and the World War One Centenary Peace Project; we are the national contact for the Global Campaign on Military Spending, the International Network on Explosive Weapons, and the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition / Campaign Against Landmines Joint Working Group; and we provide administrative support for a range of peace initiatives including White Poppies for Peace and the White Poppy Peace Scholarships.
We provide resources and advice for NGOs wishing to send reports to UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies and Special Procedures, including the Universal Periodic Review; and we provide information directly to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, UN Human Rights Committee, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as well as Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council.
Among other things, we publicise and provide resources for specific days, including: Waitangi Day in February; International Women's Day in March; ANZAC Day in April; International Women's Day for Disarmament in May; the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Hiroshima and Nagasaki days in August; September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, International Day of Peace and Day of Prayer for Peace in September; Parihaka Day in November; and Human Rights Day in December.
We can publicise your news, resources and events through our national email lists, our web site, on Facebook, and our occasional paper mailings. We regularly send out Action Alerts, Backgrounders and Updates (with clear subject headings so you can delete any message without opening it is not a topic you are interested in), and national 'what's on where' listings. We can reach the people who are most likely to act on your information, support your campaign, and attend your meetings or events! More information about how we can help you is available here.
To join Peace Movement Aotearoa, or to go on our mailing list (you do not have to be a member to receive information from us), simply print off this form, fill it in and post it to us; or email Peace Movement Aotearoa with the subject heading 'Join email list'.
If you can contribute to our work, you can make a donation by direct credit, internet banking, credit card or cheque, or become a pledger and give a regular donation for peace. Peace Movement Aotearoa is an IRD approved donee organisation, and we provide a receipt for all donations.