Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Women, Peace and Security Programme (PeaceWomen)
The Women, Peace and Security Programme (PeaceWomen) is a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), an international organisation established in 1915 to work for peace and freedom through demilitarisation, disarmament and women’s full and equal rights.
WILPF has global offices in New York and Geneva and over 100 local branches in 33 countries, many in conflict and post conflict countries. WILPF also works with many other local, national, and international affiliated organisations.
WILPF has programmes on Human Rights, Disarmament (Reaching Critical Will) and Women, Peace and Security (PeaceWomen), as well as our projects in key crisis areas. Together with WILPF members and our network of women peace advocates, WILPF programmes support the organisation in achieving our organisational aims.
WILP envisions a world free from violence and armed conflict with justice and equality for all.
WILPF’s mission is to achieve feminist peace for equality, justice, and demilitarised security.
Feminist peace is based on equality, justice, demilitarised security and nonviolent inclusive social transformation; it enables the development of systems where social and political equality and economic justice for all can be attained to ensure real and lasting peace and freedom.
WILPF’s Theory of Change is that by addressing the root causes of violence with a feminist lens and by mobilising for nonviolent action, WILPF can advance feminist peace for equality, justice, and demilitarised security.