Janet Fenton (Scottish CND) Talk About Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Trident and the Corbyn Phenomenon

09/10/2015 - 19:30
10/10/2015 - 00:00

Shannonwatch are delighted to host a talk by Janet Fenton of Scottish CND in Limerick's Pery Hotel, Glentworth St. on Friday 9th October at 7.30pm. The talk will cover the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, the UK Trident programme, and nuclear non-proliferation campaigning. Janet will also talk about the 'Corbyn phenomenon' as a follow up to the extraordinary levels of political engagement that occurred during the Scottish 2014 independence referendum.

Janet is an international campaigner with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She has been active in nuclear disarmament campaigning. Her work to address the humanitarian and developmental consequences of nuclear weapons looks at the particular relevance for women and girls, and examines the ways in which gender structures stand in the way of disarmament. She is an active supporter of the Humanitarian Pledge, initiated by the Austrian Government, which aims to fill the legal gap in the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, and now signed by 117 countries.

Janet will speak at a number of events in Ireland in the course of a 4 day visit which is hosted by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA).

For more information phone 087 8225087 or email shannonwatch@gmail.com