Grandmothers for Peace

Grandmothers for Peace is a grass root movement under the Norwegian Peace Council, an umbrella organization of the Norwegian peace movement. We have no political affiliation, though many of us are involved in voluntary activities, charity, peace movements or political parties.
Grandmothers for Peace
Grandmothers for Peace is a grass root movement under the Norwegian Peace Council, an umbrella organization of the Norwegian peace movement. We have no political affiliation, though many of us are involved in voluntary activities, charity, peace movements or political parties.

Who we are

As our name suggests, we are senior citizens belonging to the "grandmother generation". Grandmothers for Peace was originally inspired by the Grandmothers on the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina. Although we do not share their dramatic history, we share their concern for the world.Like them, we want a peaceful world for our children and grandchildren.

Grandmothers for Peace base their commitment on the three principles:

·Preventive peace work
·Respect for the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights
·Knowledge and attitudes leading to a sustainable and peaceful society.

What we do

Our group consists of approximately 12 active women who meet once a week, every Wednesday between 1130 and 1230 in front of the Storting (the Norwegian parliament building). We distribute our self-made leaflets, focusing on current news from the world outside as well as on political issues in Norway to passers-by. Our main goal is to be visible and make our presence felt, to make contact with the man and woman in the street, present our view to them and, hopefully, start a dialogue. In other words: to be an eye-opener and make people realize that we all can have our share in building a better world for our children and grandchildren.
Annual Events
Arendalsuka
We have a stand during "Arendalsuka" where we meet politicians and other NGOs during 5 days in the small town of Arendal at the southern coast of Norway
Hiroshima day
We share our solidarity "Non to nuclear weopons" at the Hiroshima day on the 6th of August every year – see foto
1st & 8th of March
We participate with our banner at the manifestations on the 8th of March and the 1st of May – see fotos
Nobel Peace Price
We take part of the celebration of the laureates on the 10th of December when the Nobel Peace Price is distributed in Oslo.
Activities
Gallery

Den årlige plakat-paraden foran Stortinget
Den årlige plakat-paraden foran Stortinget
Bestemødre for fred foran Stortinget ved avslutningen av Fredsmarsjen i mai 2011, der bestemødrene ble tildelt Fredsinitiativets fredspris.
Bestemødre for fred foran Stortinget ved avslutningen av Fredsmarsjen i mai 2011, der bestemødrene ble tildelt Fredsinitiativets fredspris.
5. mai 2018 Markering foran Litteraturhuset til støtte for ikkevoldelige aksjoner i Palestina
5. mai 2018 Markering foran Litteraturhuset til støtte for ikkevoldelige aksjoner i Palestina
Palestinske politiske fangers dag 2013
Palestinske politiske fangers dag 2013
1.Mai 2017 Bestemødrene deltar med det fine banneret
1.Mai 2017 Bestemødrene deltar med det fine banneret
Her er Bestemødrene for fred klare for aksjon en kald onsdag. Huset i bakgrunnen er Heskes prosjekt (The House of Commons) foran Stortinget
Her er Bestemødrene for fred klare for aksjon en kald onsdag. Huset i bakgrunnen er Heskes prosjekt (The House of Commons) foran Stortinget
Her er Bestemødrene for fred klare for aksjon en kald onsdag. Huset i bakgrunnen er Heskes prosjekt (The House of Commons) foran Stortinget
Se det nye
Se det nye "Beach-flagget" vårt !
Demonstrasjon på Hjerkin mot klasebomber
Demonstrasjon på Hjerkin mot klasebomber
Bestemødre for fred bidro til at Norge gikk foran til et totalforbud mot klasevåpen
Bestemødre for fred bidro til at Norge gikk foran til et totalforbud mot klasevåpen
Typiske onsdager foran Stortinget..
Typiske onsdager foran Stortinget..
Bestemødre for fred sc år 2009. Da var ennå Kerstin Bugge (venstre) leder
Bestemødre for fred sc år 2009. Da var ennå Kerstin Bugge (venstre) leder
Bestemødrene med nytt banner I 1.matoget 2015
Bestemødrene med nytt banner I 1.matoget 2015