People’s Agenda profile 29: WMD Awareness

Getting young people active in the decision on Trident is the work of WMD Awareness, the twenty-ninth organisation profiled in our People's Agenda series

May 13, 2015 · 2 min read

WMDA peoples agenda ‘Britain’s nuclear weapons potentially have immense humanitarian, environmental, political, and economic consequences and with a government decision on the future of our current system, Trident, looming in 2016, we want to make this a national issue among young people. ‘

Britain’s nuclear weapons potentially have immense humanitarian, environmental, political, and economic consequences and with a government decision on the future of our current system, Trident, looming in 2016, we want to make this a national issue among young people.

WMD Awareness works to give young adults in Britain, the ones who will be affected by this decision, a voice in this debate by offering engaging and informative resources and concrete opportunities to get involved and make their voice heard.

We work with our team of young Ambassadors from around the country, using a combination of creative grassroots approaches that expand Ambassadors’ skill-sets, involve other members of the public and create a positive, community atmosphere.

We offer training and opportunities to make films, organise events such as film screenings, write articles and organise our social media as well as and lobbying decision-makers in and around Parliament.

WMD Awareness believes that this generation of young people can make change happen on the issues they care about.

To find out more: @WMDAwareness

Red Pepper are running the People’s Agenda series in the run up to the General Election, demonstrating the breadth of exciting grassroots political activity in the UK.



A Green New Deal could signal a fundamental shift away from neoliberalism

It's not just a policy programme, it could be an overall shift in the political and economic ideas that dominate society. By Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Higher! Further! Faster! More!

Captain Marvel is Marvel's first blockbuster with a female lead. Miriam Kent asks what we should make of it all these female superheroes taking over the big screen.

A new civilising mission

The treatment of Muslim women shows that French feminism has not shed some imperialist and racist practices, argues Malia Bouattia


It’s time to overhaul the House of Lords

When even Peers are rising up for reform, something’s in the air, writes Nancy Platts. Our movement should get behind it

Climate Striker: We must take on capitalism if we want to avert chaos

Failure is not an option, writes Zoe Rasbash

The treatment of Shamima Begum should worry us all

The government played fast and lose with fundamental rights, endangering children's lives in the process, argues Anita Hassan.