Support our Work for
Peace and Equality

We often get asked, what else can we do? How else can we help? So we invite you to take your compassion one step further into action by supporting our work. Your contribution will help us to continue to drive meaningful change for a more just, equitable and peaceful world. There are plenty of ways you can get involved. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation, embark on a journey of monthly giving, or explore other avenues of support, your support will go a long way.

Why Donate?

At WILPF, we believe in the transformative power of collective action. Your support not matter the size can here us to:

Amplify Impact

Each donation has the power to amplify our efforts, magnifying the reach of our campaigns, initiatives, and advocacy.

Enrich Our Mission

At the heart of WILPF’s mission is a commitment to peace, equality, and justice. By donating, you become an integral part of this mission, aligning yourself with a global movement that strives for a world where everyone’s voice is heard, and every life is valued.

Realise Stories of Change

Behind each campaign, there are stories of impact waiting to be told. Your donations translate into tangible results, whether it’s providing resources to underprivileged communities , advocating for gender equality, or raising awareness about pressing global issues.

Be a Beacon of Hope

Your support isn’t just financial support; it’s a beacon of hope for those who are marginalised, silenced, or oppressed. Your donation sends a message of solidarity, telling individuals that they’re not alone in their struggles and aspirations. It’s a symbol of unity that radiates optimism.

Strengthen Our Network

Donations strengthen the bonds of our global network. Your support enables us to collaborate with partners, institutions, and individuals who share our vision. Together, we can effect change on a broader scale, creating a world where peace and justice thrive.

Ways to Give

Your support fuels our mission, and there are different ways through which you can make a difference. 

One-time Donation

Make an immediate impact by making a one-time donation. Whether it's a modest gesture or a generous contribution, your donation directly supports our campaigns, initiatives, and advocacy efforts.

Monthly Giving

Become a sustaining force for change by opting for monthly giving. A small amount each month adds up to a substantial impact over time. This option provides a consistent source of support that empowers us to plan and execute long-term projects effectively.

Volunteering

Contribute your time, skills, and passion by volunteering with WILPF. Whether it's lending a hand at events, assisting with campaigns, or offering expertise, your involvement as a volunteer amplifies our impact and fosters a sense of community.

Contribute Beyond Finances

You can also make a difference by spreading the word about our work, participate in awareness campaigns, engage in advocacy efforts, or offer your resources to help us advance our mission.

FAQ

Donating

Yes, WILPF is a registered nonprofit organisation, and your donations are generally tax-deductible. We will provide you with a receipt for your records.

Your donation will be directed towards funding our campaigns, initiatives, and advocacy efforts focused on promoting peace, gender equality, and justice globally.

Absolutely. We offer the option to make a donation in honor or memory of someone. You can provide their name and details during the donation process.

Volunteering

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from event assistance and campaign support to skill-based tasks. Check our volunteer page to find opportunities that match your interests and expertise.

To become a volunteer, simply visit our volunteer page and fill out the volunteer application form. We’ll get in touch with you to discuss available opportunities.

No, we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and skill levels. Whether you have specialised skills or a passion for making a difference, there’s a place for you in our volunteer community.

Other Ways to Support

Absolutely. Besides financial donations, you can contribute by volunteering your time, spreading awareness about our work, and participating in advocacy efforts.

You can subscribe to our newsletters to receive regular updates about our campaigns, initiatives, events, and impact stories. Additionally, you can follow us on social media for real-time updates. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Yes, we welcome partnerships that align with our mission. Reach out to our partnerships team to discuss collaboration opportunities.

If you have more questions or need further information, feel free to contact our support team at finance (a) wilpf.org. Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together for positive change.

Your donation isn’t just a financial transaction; it’s a step toward a more compassionate and equitable world. With your support, we’re poised to achieve lasting change that echoes through generations. Thank you!

Thank you!

Melissa Torres

VICE-PRESIDENT

Prior to being elected Vice-President, Melissa Torres was the WILPF US International Board Member from 2015 to 2018. Melissa joined WILPF in 2011 when she was selected as a Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women as part of the WILPF US’ Practicum in Advocacy Programme at the United Nations, which she later led. She holds a PhD in Social Work and is a professor and Global Health Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine and research lead at BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Program. Of Mexican descent and a native of the US/Mexico border, Melissa is mostly concerned with the protection of displaced Latinxs in the Americas. Her work includes training, research, and service provision with the American Red Cross, the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Centre, and refugee resettlement programs in the U.S. Some of her goals as Vice-President are to highlight intersectionality and increase diversity by fostering inclusive spaces for mentorship and leadership. She also contributes to WILPF’s emerging work on the topic of displacement and migration.

Jamila Afghani

VICE-PRESIDENT

Jamila Afghani is the President of WILPF Afghanistan which she started in 2015. She is also an active member and founder of several organisations including the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organisation (NECDO). Elected in 2018 as South Asia Regional Representative to WILPF’s International Board, WILPF benefits from Jamila’s work experience in education, migration, gender, including gender-based violence and democratic governance in post-conflict and transitional countries.

Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo

PRESIDENT

Sylvie Jacqueline NDONGMO is a human rights and peace leader with over 27 years experience including ten within WILPF. She has a multi-disciplinary background with a track record of multiple socio-economic development projects implemented to improve policies, practices and peace-oriented actions. Sylvie is the founder of WILPF Cameroon and was the Section’s president until 2022. She co-coordinated the African Working Group before her election as Africa Representative to WILPF’s International Board in 2018. A teacher by profession and an African Union Trainer in peace support operations, Sylvie has extensive experience advocating for the political and social rights of women in Africa and worldwide.

WILPF Afghanistan

In response to the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and its targeted attacks on civil society members, WILPF Afghanistan issued several statements calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with Afghan people and ensure that their rights be upheld, including access to aid. The Section also published 100 Untold Stories of War and Peace, a compilation of true stories that highlight the effects of war and militarisation on the region. 

IPB Congress Barcelona

WILPF Germany (+Young WILPF network), WILPF Spain and MENA Regional Representative

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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.

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