WILPF believes that peace, gender, and the environment are interconnected. It is very simple: there can be no peace if there is no gender equality or environmental justice.
And yet, it is complicated.
Because of the threat of war and nuclear weapons, and a capitalist focus on profit, environments are being destroyed – and those who protect our nature and rely on its resources for their livelihood are consistently the target of violence, forced disappearances and intimidation.
Although climate activism and discussions on the environment have increased globally, one element is often missed out – the impact of militarism on environmental degradation. It is not widely known that the military industry’s activities are some of the planet’s biggest polluters and the military industry wants to keep it that way!
Now more than ever, it is essential to protect the environment and our planet.
WILPF has a long history of environmental care. On this page, you can find information on our latest publication “Down the Green Feminist Road” and information on our Working Group on the Environment.
The working group is open to all WILPF members.