Work with us

Current Job Openings

Are you committed to working together to build a better world and are looking for an opportunity to support collective feminist power?

All of our current application deadlines have passed. 

Internships

Are you in the middle of your studies? Do you wish to transform theory to practice? To improve your skills? To get real experience on your CV?

Then you are perhaps the candidate we are looking for.

WILPF International often offers internships for individuals who wish to learn more about disarmament, women, peace and security issues, women’s human rights, grassroots communications and NGO management in the context of the United Nations and international organisations.

The right candidates have to be:

  • self-motivated
  • able to work independently
  • willing to learn
  • open minded
  • flexible
  • not afraid to take initiative

We are an international office with many nationalities, but our working language is English, which means that you have to be fluent in English — oral and written. Depending on the specific internship, other languages can be a plus.

WILPF is part of the charter We Pay Our Interns, which means we pay a monthly stipend of 900 CHF. We only accept applications for posted internships.

Internships at WILPF International Secretariat in Geneva: There are no internships currently available. 

Internships at WILPF’s Office in New York: There are no internships currently available.

Internships at WILPF International Office in London: There are no internships currently available.

Volunteering

By lending your abilities to WILPF, you play a vital role in helping us to promote our cause and get closer to achieving our goals.

As a small NGO with a limited budget we are always looking for willing, committed, and friendly volunteers to help us with specific tasks, from helping organise side events at the UN to working with our Sections around the world.

All volunteer positions are unpaid, but the work of volunteers is extremely valued.

If you wish to volunteer locally in a specific country, then contact the Section directly.

Stories of Feminist Peace 2020

As 2021 unfolds, presenting new challenges and new opportunities, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the extraordinary events of 2020 – and in celebrating the power and progress of the global movement for feminist peace.

Demilitarisation

WILPF uses feminist analysis to argue that militarisation is a counter-productive and ill-conceived response to establishing security in the world. The more society becomes militarised, the more violence and injustice are likely to grow locally and worldwide.

Sixteen states are believed to have supplied weapons to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 with the US supplying 74 % of weapons, followed by Russia. Much of this equipment was left behind by the US military and is being used to inflate Taliban’s arsenal. WILPF is calling for better oversight on arms movement, for compensating affected Afghan people and for an end to all militarised systems.

Militarised masculinity

Mobilising men and boys around feminist peace has been one way of deconstructing and redefining masculinities. WILPF shares a feminist analysis on the links between militarism, masculinities, peace and security. We explore opportunities for strengthening activists’ action to build equal partnerships among women and men for gender equality.

WILPF has been working on challenging the prevailing notion of masculinity based on men’s physical and social superiority to, and dominance of, women in Afghanistan. It recognizes that these notions are not representative of all Afghan men, contrary to the publicly prevailing notion.

Feminist peace​

In WILPF’s view, any process towards establishing peace that has not been partly designed by women remains deficient. Beyond bringing perspectives that encapsulate the views of half of the society and unlike the men only designed processes, women’s true and meaningful participation allows the situation to improve.

In Afghanistan, WILPF has been demanding that women occupy the front seats at the negotiating tables. The experience of the past 20 has shown that women’s presence produces more sustainable solutions when they are empowered and enabled to play a role.