In this global crisis, it’s healthcare workers – not soldiers – who are on the frontlines, and it’s clear that the true security of our community depends on a commitment to health and welfare for all. Our task at MAPW is to translate this new awareness into a fundamental reimagining of Australia’s notions of “security”.
Causes and costs of war
MAPW promotes health and peace. That’s why we’re passionate about the need for urgent climate action. Our climate crisis impacts on health and undermines prospects for peace. As resources dwindle, droughts take hold and crops fail, tensions rise and wars become more likely. As war becomes more likely, the threat of nuclear war increases. In […]
MAPW unequivocally opposes any moves that will escalate tensions, and we call on our government to resist a slide to war.
Medical Association for Prevention of War condemns the latest attacks on health workers and health facilities in Yemen.
The failure to acknowledge the role of Australian weapons sales in perpetuating the human catastrophe in Yemen is unsustainable.
We are often told the Australian military alliance with the United States allows us to adhere to the “International Rules Based Order”. A 2018 report found that the “rules” don’t always apply.