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Updated Version of Our WPS App Is Out!

1 December 2015

Updated AppOur Women, Peace and Security programme, PeaceWomen, has launched a newly updated version of our Women, Peace and Security (WPS) App! With newly updated information and access to key information on the WPS Agenda, you will have a one-stop shop for all things WPS right at your fingertips.

With the re-launch of the app, you will find new components such as the inclusion of the latest member of the WPS Agenda, United Nations Security Council resolution 2242, as well as updated statistics and thematic gendered analyses on country-specific Resolutions.

The updated app also features newly added National Action Plans (NAPs), access to the Monthly Action Points (MAPs) from the NGO Working Group on WPS, and access to the PeaceWomen Resource Centre, which features over 20,000 various resources focused on WPS!

Update the PeaceWomen App today and learn more about the implementation of Women, Peace and Security today from a local, national, and international perspective!

Read more about PeaceWomen on their website.

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WILPF Afghanistan

In response to the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and its targeted attacks on civil society members, WILPF Afghanistan issued several statements calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with Afghan people and ensure that their rights be upheld, including access to aid. The Section also published 100 Untold Stories of War and Peace, a compilation of true stories that highlight the effects of war and militarisation on the region. 

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WILPF Germany (+Young WILPF network), WILPF Spain and MENA Regional Representative

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Demilitarisation

WILPF uses feminist analysis to argue that militarisation is a counter-productive and ill-conceived response to establishing security in the world. The more society becomes militarised, the more violence and injustice are likely to grow locally and worldwide.

Sixteen states are believed to have supplied weapons to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 with the US supplying 74 % of weapons, followed by Russia. Much of this equipment was left behind by the US military and is being used to inflate Taliban’s arsenal. WILPF is calling for better oversight on arms movement, for compensating affected Afghan people and for an end to all militarised systems.

Militarised masculinity

Mobilising men and boys around feminist peace has been one way of deconstructing and redefining masculinities. WILPF shares a feminist analysis on the links between militarism, masculinities, peace and security. We explore opportunities for strengthening activists’ action to build equal partnerships among women and men for gender equality.

WILPF has been working on challenging the prevailing notion of masculinity based on men’s physical and social superiority to, and dominance of, women in Afghanistan. It recognizes that these notions are not representative of all Afghan men, contrary to the publicly prevailing notion.

Feminist peace​

In WILPF’s view, any process towards establishing peace that has not been partly designed by women remains deficient. Beyond bringing perspectives that encapsulate the views of half of the society and unlike the men only designed processes, women’s true and meaningful participation allows the situation to improve.

In Afghanistan, WILPF has been demanding that women occupy the front seats at the negotiating tables. The experience of the past 20 has shown that women’s presence produces more sustainable solutions when they are empowered and enabled to play a role.

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