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Yes, you are right. Something is new. Something looks different. But what is it? Here is the answer: We have got a new look! Our website got a make-over – and we are thrilled to present it to you.

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WILPF International Secretariat
29 May 2019

Yes, you are right. Something is new. Something looks different. But what is it? Here is the answer: We have got a new look! Our website got a make-over – and we are thrilled to present it to you.

The website is the result of one year of work that has engaged the entire WILPF community from members to staff to website visitors. It all started with a survey where you – our dear readers – provided inspiring feedback and told us what – and not at least how – you would like from us.

So here it is. The “good old” WILPF feminist root cause analysis is still to find all-over the website (that’s who we are), but we have tried to pack it more nicely, make it cleaner, and make it more accessible for you.

What’s new?

We devoted time and attention to create a user-friendly website with an engaging design. You can now navigate successfully using your computer or your phone and see our members in action through all the banners disseminated in the pages.

The expertise of WILPF is our greatest strength. We are the longest standing women’s peace organisation in the world. As such, we have collected and created a colossal amount of content which is accessible through our advocacy database and through all the pages of the website.

Another issue we looked into is our language. The survey result told that we use too much jargon. Well, this suggestion was challenging to implement as we are working in a specific field with a precise vocabulary, but we got your point, so we powered-up and we hope we have managed to present our work in a new approachable way.

Visit the website to learn more about WILPF, what we do and how formidable women and men are building sustainable peace.

We would love to hear from you

The website is live in beta-mode and your opinion is always valuable for us. If you want to share any new feedback or comments, send us a message.

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WILPF International Secretariat

WILPF International Secretariat, with offices in Geneva and New York, liaises with the International Board and the National Sections and Groups for the implementation of WILPF International Programme, resolutions and policies as adopted by the International Congress. Under the direction of the Secretary-General, the Secretariat also provides support in areas of advocacy, communications, and financial operations.

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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