WILPF Middle East statement on Gaza - January 2, 2009

NEW! Click here to go the United Nations website to read the article dated January 8, 2009 and entitled: Security Council overwhelmingly calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire.

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We, the members of the Women's International League for  Peace Freedom, are horrified at Israel's bombing of Gaza.

We join with millions around the world in protests and call for an immediate cease fire.

We are profoundly distressed, knowing that the continuous  bombardment will lead to further civilian deaths and suffering, and this massive escalation of violence could spiral out of control and engulf the whole region in war.

The massive air attack is a crime against humanity as it comes on top of the two-year inhumane siege that Israel has imposed on the one and a half million people living in Gaza, the world's largest prison.


Statement of WILPF, U.S. Section, on the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security


2012 Statement on Iran

Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – United States Section – On Iran and Support for a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

WILPF Stands with Occupy Together: Why We Support the People and the Protests

MINGAS Statement & Letter on US Bases in Columbia

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PO Box 268733
Chicago, IL 60626 -8733

773-764 -6773


February 8, 2010

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

The enclosed letter addresses the recently signed military agreement between the governments of Colombia and the United States. This letter was generated by the Mingas Network and has been signed by 96 organizations in the United States and Canada.

The Mingas Network is composed of individuals from across the United States and Canada who are concerned with promoting sovereignty and economic development, strengthening democracy and improving labor conditions in Colombia. We are united in our support for social movements and our rejection of all acts of violence. The Mingas Network is integrated within the Hemispheric Social Alliance and is active in North America.

Letter to Congress: Afghan Women Desperately Need Our Help

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May 20, 2009

Dear Senator/Representative:

Afghan women desperately need our help. As you consider the FY09 supplemental funding bill, aid for critically needed educational, occupational and health programs for Afghan women and girls must be included.

We urge you to include funding in the supplemental funding bill that will go directly to Afghan women-led non-profit organizations providing programs for Afghan women and girls, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Women's Affairs. 

Open Letter to President Barack Obama on US Refusal to Participate in Conference on Racism

March 27, 2009

Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Why the United States Should Stop Refusing to Participate in a Global Conference on Racism

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Dear President Barack Obama,
President Obama at G20 Conference 2009
We, the undersigned individuals and organizations dedicated to fighting racial injustice and promoting human rights domestically and globally received your recent decision to boycott the Durban Review Conference with profound disappointment. Recognizing that your stated objections to the conference have been addressed, we are confident that your Administration will be reversing its decision in time to participate in the conference and its remaining preparatory meetings scheduled to take place in April.

US WILPF Letter of Support to Code Pink Delegation to Gaza, March 2009

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March 1, 2009

To the Code Pink Delegation:

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation and support for the important mission Code Pink has undertaken with its delegation to Gaza in recognition of International Women's Day. We are pleased that WILPF members Regina Birchem and Alice Walker will be part of the group, and know that many more of our members will be with you in spirit over the next several days.

WILPF US Statement on the Assasination of Benazir Bhutto January 4, 2008

WILPF US Statement on the Assasination of Benazir Bhutto January 4, 2008


The political assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was an egregious assault on Pakistan's democratic possibilities. We are saddened by her death and believe that the $10 billion invested in Pakistan by the U.S. government since 9/11 should have been accompanied by requirements for Ms. Bhutto's protection. Her return from exile was brokered by the U.S. which insisted, along with Britain, that she participate in the upcoming election as a candidate for president on the People's Party ticket.


The first woman leader of a Muslim country, her death can only lead to more violence and destabilization in Pakistan and the region. The military rule of President Musharraf, a close ally of the U.S. in the so called "war on terror," is supported by nuclear arms and a half-million person army. Bhutto's death is further evidence of another U.S. failed policy.

Letter Sent to UN Secretary General Concerning the Inhumane Situation in Gaza - 12/19/08


The following letter was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and others by  Susi Snyder,  Secretary General,  Women's International League for Peace and Freedom on December 19 2008

19 December 2008

To: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon  President of the Security Council H.E. Neven Jurica,  President of the General Assembly H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann  and all members of the General Assembly:


Corporate Power Causes Collapse of US Financial System

Corporate Power Causes Collapse of US Financial System

WILPF U.S. Section responds to corporate greed and urges members to sign Senator Sanders’ petition concerning the proposed financial bailout (see end of document for link)


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