WILPF China Trip

Science for Peace Executive member Ian Russell and his companion Bruna Nota spent a rewarding month of August on a “Peace Train” trip from Helsinki to Beijing.

The trip was organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and included 230 participants (mostly women) active in human rights and peace issues. It involved meeting with peace-oriented women’s groups in seven cities in eastern Europe and Asia as well as travelling through many kilometres of fascinating countryside. The trip ended in Beijing, the site of the Fourth World Conference on Women and nearby to the parallel NGO Forum.

Ian and Bruna have written a couple of articles for Peace Magazine describing their experiences in detail. They have been included in the November-December issue which is available from the Peace Magazine Office at 735 Bathurst Street, Toronto M5S 2R4 (416-533-7581).