Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF was founded in 1915 to challenge militarism, patriarchy, and capitalism as root causes of war. Ray continues this work today by bringing an intersectional feminist approach to disarmament and antiwar work at the UN and beyond. She represents WILPF on the International Steering Group of ICAN as well as the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and the International Network on Explosive Weapons.
Ray has an Honours BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Politics from The New School for Social Research. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at Princeton University’s Program on Science on Global Security and is completing a book about the nuclear ban and antinuclear activism to be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2020.