In 2015, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary!
In light of this monumental event, WILPF gave name to the movement it has been advocating for the past 100 years, Women’s Power to Stop War.
By joining the movement, you will be part of an international community of courageous activists, who believe conflicts and wars cannot be stopped without the participation of women – and that it is time that women focus on and use their power to stop war.
Together, we will connect, strengthen and celebrate the work of women peacemakers all over the world, culminating in our major events in April 2015, our Centennial Congress and the International Conference on Peacebuilding of the century, where we will forge a new peace agenda for the 21st century. y.
-The Early Bird Discount for the International Conference is closing on August 31st! Make sure to get in on the action and register now!
-WSW has opened its Poster Competition! Check out how to compete today and use your creative energy for the movement!
-openDemocracy 50.50 has published a new article under its Women’s Power to Stop War Series. Check out ‘Guerilla woolfare: against the madness of mutually assured destructed‘ now.
Check out the updated Conference Programme now, outlining the major themes that will be dealt with at the Conference.
FROM OUR 100 BLOG SERIES
INSTEAD OF BEING A BOY
by Annika Skogar, Board Member of WILPF Sweden
On my wish list for my fifth birthday I had one particular wish: Become a boy. Living in a family with two older brothers had made me realize that their games were more fun than my dolls.
MY MOTHER, MY FEMINISM
by Marta Ghittoni, WILPF International
My mother taught me how to be a feminist. She does not call herself a feminist, and I don’t even think she knows how to define the term. Nevertheless, she taught me that my independence was my most precious possession; that I never should depend on a man emotionally or financially, that I should live my life and be free.
Join us in The Hague in April 2015 for the Conference of the century for women peacemakers. This will be the place for activists, students, peacemakers, feminists, academics, human rights defenders and all WILPFers to come together and set the new peace agenda of the 21st century. So make sure we’ll see you in The Hague!
In the meantime, there is plenty for you to engage with if you want to show your support for Women’s Power to Stop War. You could, for example, Sign the Pledge, Add an Event to the Anniversary Atlas, Watch a WSW Webinar Series Episode, Make a Donation, or become part of our 100 for the 100th Photo Series.
Join us today!