Peace, Gender and Environment
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.
Down the Green Feminist Road
Our path to environmental peace
WILPF recognises the close relationship between the environment, women’s rights and peace. For this reason, at the Congress in 2018, WILPF launched the Environmental Peace Education Initiative. The initiative supported WILPF sections and groups through small grants for projects on environmental sustainability.
Drawing on the reporting received from sections and groups on projects awarded grants, it was decided that WILPF would produce a zine-style publication to reflect a feminist eco-pacifist perspective.
Help us amplify our message!
We have created launch packages to ensure our zine reaches as many people as possible. Help us raise awareness about the work our Sections and Groups are doing to take action against environmental degradation.
To go further you can download our social media posts and visuals.
Environment Working Group
WILPF’s Environment Working Group aims at promoting a strong focus on the environment and works to support members’ work on environmental sustainability worldwide. One of the goals of the Working Group is to further strengthen WILPF’s focus on the connection between environment and militarism taking into account the wide interests of WILPF Sections and Groups on matters such as climate change, natural resources, and impacts of militarism on the environment.
If you want to join our Environmental Working Group, here are our next meetings:
These meetings will take place at 10 am ET (4pm CEST – 7:30 pm IST). To sign up, please send an email to environment (a) wilpf.org.