In the early 1980s, a group of pacifist feminists from across Europe united to protest the buildup of arms and nuclear weapons. Together, they established 24 May as International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (IWDPD).


Each year on this day, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom honours their legacy and the work of women everywhere leading the struggle against militarism. 


This International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, in consultation with members from across our global network, WILPF has prepared a statement demanding that governments take immediate action to end the daily threat and impact of weapons on people and communities everywhere.


Read our full statement: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.