Working Together to Build a Better World

At the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), we believe that positive change is achieved through the combined efforts of passionate individuals who share a vision of peace, equality, and justice. Join us in our mission!

Why Work with WILPF?


Your contributions will have a far-reaching impact on local and global communities. By joining us, you become a driving force for positive change.

Collaborative Environment

At WILPF, we foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork. Your ideas and expertise will find a welcoming home within our diverse and inclusive team.


Join a team that values creative thinking and innovative solutions. Your unique insights will help us navigate complex challenges.

Meaningful Engagement

Every task, every project, and every role at WILPF is a meaningful contribution to a more just and equitable world.

Current Openings

Explore the exciting opportunities to be a part of WILPF:

WILPF Is Looking for An Evaluation Consultant

WILPF is seeking an evaluation consultant(s) to carry out a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Approach (2022-2025).

WILPF Is Looking for Its Next Secretary General

We are seeking to hire a full-time Secretary General (SG) who is aligned with and exemplifies WILPF’s feminist values. The incoming SG will help lead a transformative process of co-creating a more inclusive WILPF movement and an evolving IS structure – the IS currently comprises 47 staff members and long term consultants with a budget of approximately CHF9 million per annum – while holding the IS accountable for the set of its mandated functions as per WILPF’s Constitution, and leading the collective implementation of the International Programme 2022-2025 (IP).

How to Apply

If you’re ready to be a part of our transformative journey, follow these steps:


Explore our current opportunities and identify the role that aligns with your skills and passions.

Prepare Your Application

Get your resume, cover letter, and any other relevant documents ready to showcase your qualifications and experience.

Submit Your Application

Send your updated CV and a compelling cover letter to In the subject line of your email, include: "Application for [Position Name] - [Your Name]."


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is your opportunity to learn more about us and for us to get to know you better.

the Team

Congratulations! If selected, you'll join a dynamic team dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

Benefits of Joining WILPF

At WILPF, we believe that the well-being and growth of our team members are paramount. We’re committed to providing an environment where your skills are valued, your growth is nurtured, and your impact is amplified. Join us in shaping a brighter future for all.

Inclusive and Caring Environment

Immerse yourself in an inclusive and caring community that embraces your unique perspective and fosters an atmosphere of collaboration and support.

Hybrid Work Location

Experience the flexibility of a hybrid work model that accommodates virtual, in-person, and hybrid setups, enabling you to contribute from anywhere in the world.

Continuous Development

Unlock your potential through professional development opportunities that foster growth and learning.

Stay Informed and Engaged

Don’t miss out on future opportunities to join our impactful team at WILPF.

Keep an eye on our current openings and stay connected with us on social media, where we announce all the exciting chances to be part of our mission for peace, equality, and justice.

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


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


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


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. 

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

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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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