On the 16th of September ACTION was represented at a historical meeting for the Ceasefire Campaign – it’s final AGM. With much sadness it was announced that Ceasefire will be closing down in September.
Ceasefire is the only organization of it’s kind in South Africa campaigning to reduce the arms trade and tighten arms trade regulations, as well as promoting demilitarization and nonviolent alternatives. In addition to ongoing initiatives to advance these objectives, Ceasefire co-hosted the highly successful War Resisters International conference, “Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence” which was held in Cape Town in July this year, and was attended by more than 200 delegates from all over the world.
Despite the circumstances that have lead to Ceasefire’s closing, the valuable work that Ceasefire has been involved in will continue to be taken forward by its members in their own capacities.
ACTION applauds the accomplishments made by Ceasefire and wishes its members the best for their future work.