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Join us in our efforts toward environmental justice! Latest News Send us your video and join WILPF’s efforts to spotlight the links between conflict, environment, and militarism. Credit: Markus Spiske Written by WILPF International Secretariat Help us continue raising awareness  WILPF would like to publish a short video for social media, spotlighting…
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Latest News Deadline for submissions has been extended to Saturday 22nd January 2022 We are back from our year end break, feeling rejuvinated and refreshed, ready to kickstart 2022 and continue our struggle for feminist peace. And we have exciting things in store… Credit: Donna Ferrato Written by WILPF…
Latest News We’ve reached the end of the other year. Credit: WILPF Written by And to wrap up the year in beauty we decide to follow Audre Lorde’s wise words of advice. 2021 has been a year full of emotions, challenges, fears, and victories, it’s time to do what…
Job Credit: Olena Sergienko Written by WILPF International Secretariat Job definition: MENA Advocacy Coordinator Job Purpose The MENA Advocacy coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the MENA advocacy work, as well as support the coordination of WILPF’s advocacy and campaigning in the MENA region, under…
Latest News Job Credit: Christin Hume Written by WILPF International Secretariat Job definition: Human Resources Manager Job Purpose The Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing and delivering HR strategy and practices that are in line with WILPF’s strategic direction, ethos and values. As Manager of the HR team,…
Latest News Today we mourn the loss of inspirational feminist and member of the WILPF community – Walaa Ahmado Credit: WILPF International Written by “It was to be expected that this path might lead here. Any humanitarian, charitable or political activity makes you an outlaw in the eyes of…


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.