We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, continue to be outraged by racially motivated hate crimes committed across the globe that fuel conflict and war. The stubborn and […]
Noting that the United States of America (USA) is a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and Noting that […]
The 28th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 2–8 August 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden 1. In recognition of the 44-year-old blockade against Cuba and […]
The 28th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 2–8 August 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden Recalling WILPF long history on resistance to racism in various […]
The Aotearoa Section has been involved in hosting speaking tours in 2003 and 2004 from members of the Polisario Front of Western Sahara. In 1973, under the leadership of the […]
This Congress condemns the US‐led invasion and US and coalition intervention in Iraq and the continuing occupation. We call on the governments of the US and of the coalition partners to immediately withdraw all troops and coalition private‐sector military and military‐related 9 contractors from Iraq. To minimize civil armed conflict, all these entities should take their weapons with them out of Iraq. No state has the right to interfere with the leadership and peoples of another sovereign state. We call upon the UN and the international community to prosecute those responsible for crimes against humanity and for starting this illegal war. The international community should hold them responsible for the payment of reparations and for reconstruction. We invite the solidarity of all peoples of the world to bring this occupation to an end and help the Iraqi people rebuild their country.
1. Recognizing the human right of everyone to enjoy clean air, a pure fresh water supply, and sufficient food free of contamination, 2. Alarmed at the degradation of much of the worlds environment and the danger to the health of all populations due to air pollution, 3. Bearing in mind that the Kyoto Protocol’s Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is a responsible step forward in controlling pollution of the planets atmosphere, 4. Acknowledging that the requisite number of countries have now signed this protocol, 5. WILPF calls on non‐signatories countries, and among them specifically to Australia and the United States of America, to sign and ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Just Payment of stolen wages to Indigenous Australian Peoples The WILPF 28th International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom requests that international assistance be given to ensure that indigenous Australians who have had their wages held in trust under past state government schemes have their wages returned to them with an apology. We recommend that where such claimants are deceased that their wages should be paid to their families.
The 26th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, August 1-6, 1995 in Helsinki, Finland: The 26th International WILPF Congress urges the Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to […]
The 26th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, August 1-6, 1995 in Helsinki, Finland: The 26th International WILPF Congress urges the US Government to repatriate Silvia Baraldini, Italian citizen and political prisoner in the US, from prison in the US to a prison in Italy, in accordance with the Strasbourg Rights Convention, which provides for the repatriation of prisoners to their country of origin. The US and several European countries have accepted the Convention early on, and Italy ratified it in 1989. Actions: (a) To mobilize public awareness of the situation of Silvia Baraldini by undertaking a worldwide campaign for her repatriation to Italy; and (b) for WILPF section to write to US President Bill Clinton to take steps for the repatriation of Silvia Baraldini to Italy.