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June is Pride Month and we’re celebrating! Feminist peace means the achievement of peace, justice, human rights, and equality for all people, everywhere – including all those who identify as LGBTQ+ in diverse contexts around the world. Since WILPF’s founding in 1915, our global community of feminist peace activists…
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WILPF is thrilled to announce the launch of a new webpage devoted to our work on the environment. Published during Environment Month, the new page offers in-depth information about the current state of the climate crisis, our approach to environmental justice, and ways to get involved. It also shares…
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Many WILPF members from around the world and the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) team will be in Vienna campaigning, connecting, and monitoring the negotiations. Over the past weeks, WILPF Austria and RCW have also organised and coordinated members’ participation in Vienna and planned many events for WILPFers.  Please scroll…
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The world’s need to advance feminist peace is growing rapidly, and so is the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). As our Grants and Finance Coordinator, you will be responsible for the financial management of selected large grants and will work closely with the programmatic teams to…

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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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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