In a world where war, violence, and inequalities persist, WILPF members are working on every continent to build peaceful communities. Our vision of feminist peace means making a world where everyone can enjoy a decent livelihood; health; freedom from violence; a flourishing natural environment; and so much more. Because of this, human rights and social justice have always been at the center of our work.
These human rights were legally enshrined 72 years ago, when the world’s governments ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This document begins by stating that “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”. Decades later, we believe that this recognition is still vital. Without respect for and protection of human rights, it is not possible to have peace that is grounded and everlasting.
So today, for Human Rights Day, we directly asked WILPF members: “What do peace and security mean to you?”
WILPF members from around the world – including from Colombia, Australia, Lebanon, Japan, Kenya, and Spain – reflect on peace and security and what can make this vision a reality. Watch our new video to hear directly from them about the world we are creating together.