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Opinion: Regaining a Better World for Our Women and Children

20 March 2021

Cindy Domingo/South Seattle Emerald

Nicola Sturgeon endorses Scottish Women’s Covenant on nuclear weapons

20 January 2021

Heather Graham/The National

An important milestone for women, peace and security

10 November 2020

Asako Okai/UNDP

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On 28 April 1915, during World War I, a unique group of 1,136 women from warring and neutral nations gathered in The Hague, the Netherlands, to discuss how to end the war and ensure permanent peace. The meeting ended with the foundation of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom. Today, more than 100 years later, WILPF is still advocating that women lead the way to change, and that peace is only possible when more women with feminist approaches will hold more positions of power, responsibility, and influence.

About Madeleine Rees

Madeleine Rees is a British lawyer and Secretary-General of the Women’s
International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). 

For most of her adult life, Rees has worked nationally and internationally to advance human rights, eliminate discrimination, and remove obstacles to justice.

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