A new year has started and we are getting prepared for two upcoming major events: The 13th AWID International Forum and the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

If you are a member of WILPF – either national or international – and wish to be part of the official WILPF delegations, then read below:


forum-2016Do you believe in feminist futures? Do you believe in building collective power for rights and justice? Join WILPF at the 13th AWID International Forum in Bahia Brazil 5th-8th May 2016.

If you are interested in being considered as part of the WILPF delegation, please send your application to Marta Bautista at marta(a)peacewomen.org latest the 17 January 2016.

Please include in your application:

  • Name
  • WILPF country section
  • Contact information (address, email, Skype/phone)
  • Brief narrative (1-2 paragraphs) on why we should support your participation, and
  • Estimated budget (flights, visa, accommodation, local transportation, insurance, etc.)

See more information for the AWID forum here:



Please note that we will prioritise WILPF members active on gender, militarism and peace issues from conflict affected countries.

Let’s mobilise together!

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION by 25 January 2016: CSW 60

CSW2016Are you planning on attending the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York this year? CSW 60 will take place from 14 to 24 March 2016 with a priority theme of “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development” and a review theme of “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.”

WILPF is not funding CSW participants this year. However, our Women, Peace and Security programme, PeaceWomen, based in New York, will facilitate WILPF coordination among any self-funded or other participants.

Please contact Marta Bautista at marta(a)peacewomen.org by 25 January 2016 if you are planning on self-funding your participation and would like PeaceWomen to register you as part of the WILPF delegation. Requests will be considered on a rolling basis until slots are filled.

Read more about this year’s CSW

Read about last year’s CSW

WILPF has already delivered this year’s WILPF CSW statement. Thanks to all of you who contributed!