Indo-China

6 August 1953

The 12th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 4-8 August, 1953 in Paris, France:

The XII International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in Paris, August 4-8th, 1953,

Distressed by the heavy loss of life and money already suffered by France and Viet-Nam,

Refuses to consider as a satisfactory solution the replacement of French solider by those of the Viet-Nam army and the financial assistance given by the United States which prolongs the war;

Strongly appeals to the Governments concerned to open negotiations for a “cease-fire” in Indo-China, and to arrange a  Peace Conference giving the people of Indo-China the right to self-determination and safe-guarding the legitimate interests of the whole population.