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 special autographed t-shirt auction closes in just a few days, so make sure you place your bid on time!
-The 30th of September marks the end of the call for proposals for Conference submissions. Submit your idea today and perhaps you will be invited to organise a session at the century’s largest peace conference.
-Time to register for the new episode in our Women’s Power to Stop War Webinar Series! Amy Barrow will be discussing gender-based violence in the context of the specific cultural norms, laws and policies of Asia, so join us on October 9th!
Check out the updated Conference Programme now, outlining the major themes that will be dealt with at the Conference.
FROM OUR 100 BLOG SERIES
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.
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.
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!