- April 21, 1980
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Anti-Nuclear Group, Feminist organisation and Peace Organisation
Women againat Nuclear Energy (WANE) was formed as a result of a growing feminist concern about, and a desire for action on, uranium and nuclear power issues. WANE's objectives included educating and activating women as citizens rather than as mothers and carers. The exclusion of males was felt to better enable this, providing women with an environment free from the constraints of sexism that were felt to be inherent in the hierarchical structure of other anti-nuclear groups.
WANE aimed to work with women's groups in unions against uranium. The group also supported investigation into finding alternative energy sources. WANE believed the implications of a solar future were inherent in feminist theory (for example, people before profits). WANE manintained strong links to Campaign Against Nuclear Energy (CANE) and helped organise Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND).