Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) www.wilpf.org
International non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN).
Since the establishment in 1915, WILPF has brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
The approach is always non-violent, and uses existing international legal and political frameworks to achieve fundamental change in the way states conceptualise and address issues of gender, militarism, peace and security.
The strength lies in the ability to link international and local levels. WILPF has consultative status with the United Nations, and the only women’s anti-war organisation so recognised.
Focal points are:
- Feminist analysis of root causes of violence and war
- Conflict Prevention and Disarmament
- Promotion of Equality and Non-Discrimination
- Meaningful Participation of women in negotiations and democratic processes
- Feminist Economy, Environmental and Climate justice
European Sections in Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, UK participate actively in research on historical feminists and invest in a peaceful and just Europe.
“Internationale Frauenliga für Frieden und Freiheit” – referred to as WILPF Germany cooperates with Organisations and Networks in the field of Human Rights, Women’s issues and Peace, and is member of Civic Solidarity Platform of OSCE.
WILPF Germany has the leading and coordinating role in the EU-project Women Vote Peace. Project activities are: theatre plays, seminars and international meetings with a specific focus on the historical re-enactment in Zurich
WILPF Spain is experienced in education and research, lectures and workshops on women, peace and security, in cooperation with European partners and the Spanish speaking world in South America. They are organising historical workshops in Zaragoza and Madrid.