Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is a grassroots, woman-led, community-based organization that seeks to direct women's voices into a powerful movement for change. Georgia WAND was established in 1984 and has been at the forefront of finding ways for women in communities that have previously been outside of each other’s sphere of activism to work together on projects that affect us all.
At our core, we see women as the agents of social change, at home, in the classroom, in the boardrooms, and in all levels of government. Our mission is to empower women (and men) to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending towards unmet human and environmental needs.
Georgia WAND is a local affiliate of Women's Action for New Directions, a national organization of more than 10,000 people who receive educational information, take part in actions, and support WAND's work both financially and philosophically. We're concerned with changing the core values at the heart of decisions about resources and priorities. This unites us. We're activists, legislators, students; all ages, all races, all creeds; we're women and men.
Georgia WAND’s entire program focus is devoted to progressive social change. Our chapter is well positioned because of our coalition building work in Georgia’s political epicenter, which has the largest concentration of progressive activists and voters in the southeast. We have strong alliances with, and the respect of, civil rights leaders, labor leaders, students, people of faith, health advocates, environmental justice advocates, and others. We have a diverse board of directors, an accomplished and dedicated advisory board, and an active membership base. Our collaborative programs are designed for sustainable change, capacity building in communities and engagement in co-designed initiatives.
WAND empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.Our History:
WAND was founded in 1982 as Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. With the end of the cold war, we became Women's Action for New Directions, and have been dedicating our energies toward educating the public about federal budget priorities and the threat of nuclear proliferation and waste.