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Webinar: UK Nuclear Weapons in Scotland-Hope For Abolition?

April 8 @ 11:00 pm BST

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WE Rotary WORLD invites you consider that Scotland might be the first country to get rid of its nuclear weapons.  UK nuclear weapons are housed in Scotland, where the Scottish National Party has pledged to remove nuclear weapons and is moving toward a second referendum on Scottish independence.   Please join us April 8/9.    See Ms. Beattie’s bio below.

Áine Beattie is the Secretary for the Scottish Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (SWILPF), the world’s oldest feminist peace organisation. She recently represented SWILPF at the United Nations in Vienna at the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2026 Review Conference of Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and again in November 2023 in New York City during the Second Meeting of State Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2MSP). Here, she engaged with policymakers and fellow NGO representatives to shed light on the disproportionate impact of nuclear weapons on women, girls, and indigenous people.
Since graduating in International Relations from The University of Edinburgh in 2022, Áine has been the Senior Fundraising Officer at Positive Action in Housing, an independent homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families from BME, refugee, asylum seeker, and migrant communities. She and her team are currently focused on seeking funding for projects including those which alleviate the disparate risks facing women, girls, and members of the LGBTQI+ community fleeing conflict areas, especially Ukraine.
She also currently serves on the Child Protection Committee for The SSC, A Club for the Youth of Scotland, and is a member of the Advisory Collective for The Young Women’s Movement, Scotland’s national organisation for young women’s feminist leadership.