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.
-Our latest 100 Blog Series article is up! Make sure to check out article ‘My Journey to The Hague‘ by Judith Hand, founder of ‘A Future Without War’.
-We just uploaded the new oD 50.50 article about ‘Conscientious objection: Virginia Woolf’s ideas live on‘ by Marta Correia. In her 1938 essay Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf defined patriarchy, militarism and nationalism as sources of war. Marta Correia finds Women in Black Belgrade acting out Woolf’s call to ‘disobedience’ today – and paying a price.
-We are very proud to launch our new WSW Essay Competition! Are you interested in earning 1,000 Euro cash prize and have your work read by every Conference Participant? Then get writing, we look forward to seeing your work!
Check out the updated Conference Programme now, outlining the major themes that will be dealt with at the Conference.
FROM OUR 100 BLOG SERIES
MY JOURNEY TO THE HAGUE
by Judith Hand, founder of ‘A Future Without War’
The story of why I’m coming to The Hague with enormous enthusiasm and hope is a long one, in a way the fulfillment of my life journey. When I was a young girl, my hero was Wonder Woman.
WILPF AND ME
by Martha Jean Baker, WILPF International
Was it a WILPF bazaar or an all day WILPF outing in the country that is my first memory? It must have been in the early 1950s because fear and hate were in the air.
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!