WILPF is thrilled to announce the launch of a new webpage devoted to our work on the environment. Published during Environment Month, the new page offers in-depth information about the current state of the climate crisis, our approach to environmental justice, and ways to get involved. It also shares a look at some of the innovative and impactful initiatives being led by WILPF Sections around the world to advance a future of feminist peace for people and the planet.
Visit WILPF’s new webpage on feminism, peace, and the environment!
Reaffirming our long-standing commitment to protecting the planet
To celebrate the launch of our environmental webpage, we want to reaffirm that a future of peace, security, and equality for all cannot be achieved without a healthy planet, which we must protect as much as it sustains us.
At WILPF, we have long been aware of the impact of our actions and decisions on the environment – and the well-being of the planet has never left our sights. As Harriet Otterloo of WILPF Sweden stated in 1983, “Peace means peace with the Earth. Peace work includes knowledge of and respect for the Earth. If we destroy air, water, and soil because of ignorance or ruthless exploitation, we have nothing to live off or on in peace. Therefore the ecology movement is part of the peace movement.”
We also know that it is not enough to focus on the individual actions of each of us, and that we must take into account the whole system on which our society is built. Colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, and militarism prevail and subsist on the plundering of the planet’s resources and the inequality of social and environmental justice. This is no longer an option.
The month of June encourages us to focus on the pressing issues affecting the planet. We are proud to share with you our many pledges to climate justice and invite you to delve into our actions and thoughts!
Interested in getting involved?
Every vision, every action, and every voice counts in the fight for our planet. If you are a current WILPF member and interested in getting involved with our work to advance environmental justice, you are welcome to join our Environmental Working Group. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
If you are not yet a member but would like to join WILPF’s efforts to create a future of peace and justice for people and the planet, consider joining your local Section or starting one! Visit our “Become a member” page for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, don’t hesitate to join us on our social media channels. We are dedicating the month of June to the environment and hope you’ll join the conversation!