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 Mother, My Feminism, by WILPF’s Human Rights Programme intern, Marta Ghittoni.
-Check out the sub-themes of the Conference Programme today!
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
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.
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!