Financials

The majority of WILPF International Secretariat income comes from dedicated donors and government partners. We are very grateful for the generous support of all our donors. While respecting and preserving WILPF’s independence, they help us achieve our mission in promoting sustainable peace and strengthening feminist movements all around the world.

WILPF is pleased to have the assistance and support of our donors so that we can achieve our goals. To that end we neither seek nor accept donations that will impair our ability to freely address social justice issues around the world. The global WILPF movement is comprised of a network of national Sections and Groups and the International Secretariat.

WILPF International Secretariat Financial Statements

The work carried out through the International Secretariat is organised into two legal entities, WILPF International Secretariat in Geneva and WILPF UNO Inc. in New York City. The two entities share implementation efforts.

The audited financial statements cover the operations of the International Secretariat in Geneva and its contributions to WILPF UNO Inc.

Budgets and resources for work financially managed through our Sections, Groups, and partners are not reflected in full in the WILPF International Secretariat financial statements, but only to the extent that the funds flow via the WILPF International Secretriat in Geneva or UNO respectively.

Revenues noted in the audited financial statements only reflect financial contributions from donors. However, WILPF resources extend beyond financial resources, such as human resources and significant voluntary and in-kind contributions.

WILPF International Secretariat Financial Statements are available on request.

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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.