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.
-Check out the sub-themes of the Conference Programme today!
-openDemocracy has published another article as part of their special Women’s Power to Stop War Series. Find the latest entry, ‘Political economy, security, and the summit to end sexual violence in conflict’, by WILPF’s own Madeleine Rees.
The International Conference is now open for registration,
so make sure you get in on our early bird discount and register today.
FROM OUR 100 BLOG SERIES
FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN
by Jessie Smith, WILPF International
It was in 1985 that my parents decided to pack their lives and move to Matagalpa, Nicaragua during the height of the Contra War. My dad was contracted by Oxfam International to create a fishery co-op on Corn Island, offshore near Bluefields. My mom, a potter by profession, was volunteering with Cuso International as a project organiser for a small women’s pottery cooperative comprised of local artisans.
WILPF ALBANIA AND WOMENS POWER TO STOP WAR
by Tatiana Kurtiqi and Marinela Prifti, WILPF Albania
During a period of transition in the late 1990s, WILPF Albania was born. After the failure of the pyramid schemes, it was made clear that women’s participation in the security sector was vital in achieving peace. As a result, we took our first steps in organizing massive peace protests in the country as a mechanism for women to take action towards creating social peace.
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!