ACTION AND ADVOCACY FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE
In 2022, we took bold action for the future of the planet.
At the United Nations’ milestone Stockholm+50 conference, WILPF International Secretariat and WILPF Sweden hosted a panel discussion about the impacts of militarism and military activity on the environment. Members from across the WILPF movement also participated in protests, exhibitions, and many other activities drawing attention to the urgent need for action.
At COP27, our delegation of 10 feminist peace activists from around the world came together in Sharm El-Sheikh to advocate for climate action rooted in demilitarisation and gender justice.
We endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, joining hundreds of thousands of individuals, organisations, scientists, cities, and governments in a global call for a treaty to ensure a quick and effective shift away from the use of fossil fuels.
And during Environment Month, we launched a brand-new webpage devoted to our work on the environment — including information about our approach to environmental justice and ways to get involved.
Recognising that peace is not possible without environmental justice, we also embedded our commitment to feminist climate action and environmental advocacy directly into our new International Programme 2022–2025 — a bold step that will guide our ongoing efforts to take action for a more liveable future in everything we do.
Linking climate justice and demilitarisation
To learn more about WILPF’s efforts to link climate justice with demilitarisation, watch our video.
Testimony from our programmes
“The work of the Environment Working Group has been inspirational. Over the past years the Working Group has really intensified its activities and help us all at WILPF to advance our thinking on how climate and environment justice are a precondition for peace. From the participation in Stockholm+50 to the COP27, the campaigning and activism of members of the Working Group have been a stark reminder that women from the grassroot to the international level are leading the work for sustainable peace. The fact that we now have more interactive content and events on the connections between environment, gender, and militarism also puts us in a unique place to connect, interact and build relationships with new potential members and networks. The Environment Working Group is playing a key role in nourishing and growing our global movement, which is at the heart of our daily work in the Membership team.”
Elena Cason, Membership Coordinator