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Women’s Action for New Directions Education Fund

Women’s Action for New Directions Education Fund

WAND builds women’s political power to advocate for security and peace with justice. We believe that women are central to shifting the militarized, patriarchal culture that pervades our society and leads to endless war and violence. WAND works to promote diplomacy and demilitarize U.S. foreign policy, elevate women’s voices in conversations about national security policy, and educate and engage women legislators and Members of Congress on peace and security issues. WAND’s Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) Program engages women state legislators around the country by providing professional development, lobbying and legislative training and opportunities, and networking with activists in each state.

Our recent work includes creating our Disarm the Patriarchy guide, hosting an all women panel entitled “How to Avoid a Nuclear Apocalypse” at SXSW, and our women legislator-led state resolution campaign United Against Nuclear War.

A Scoville Fellow would have the opportunity to produce op-eds, blog posts, articles, and other products aimed at educating diverse young women and elected women on the impact of unchecked military spending, the impacts of nuclear weapons (health, environmental, etc.), and the reality of the current threat of nuclear war. She could also participate in our coalition work, advocacy work, and our biennial conference scheduled for late September 2019.