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Privacy Statement and GDPR Compliance

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the previous EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR compliance is an important priority for WILPF, our affiliates, members and outreach audience. We are currently working hard to make our organisation and its digital portals GDPR compliant. We are creating a new privacy statement to reflect the new regulation and our compliance as an organisation.

What can you expect to find in the new privacy statement?

WILPF asks its users for the minimal personal data needed in order to provide our services. Our new privacy statement will provide context and transparency, so our users understand why we ask for information (legal basis for collecting and processing personal data), what we do with it (data handling), how long we keep it (data retention, data deletion) and whom (if at all) we share it with.

Should you have any questions at this point, please contact us at info (a) wilpf.org or +41 (0) 22 919 70 80

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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.