Women in Black vigil at the same time, on the southeast corner of the Arcata Plaza. In 2003, at the time of the escalation of the war in Iraq, Women in Black often numbered over 100. Women in Black is a worldwide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. Unlike Veterans for Peace, Women in Black is not an organization, but a means of mobilization and a formula for action. Women in Black actions are generally women only, and often take the form of women wearing black, standing in a public place in silent, non-violent vigils at regular times and intervals, carrying placards and handing out leaflets.