Resolution on Yemen

7 May 2015

The 31st Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 22-24 April 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands:

Condemns the bombing and blockading of Yemen by a coalition of ten countries, the latest destabilising attack in the Middle East and North Africa region, following death and destruction in Gaza, Syria, Libya, Bahrain, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan;

Condemns the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Yemen, which cause severe harm to individuals and communities and further suffering by damaging vital infrastructure;

Believes that while waged under the pretext of fighting “terrorism” or the so-called “responsibility to protect” these wars are motivated by access to resources and strategic power;

Sees that such wars leave behind destabilized and failed states and devastated societies;

Calls for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire and urgent development assistance to strengthen the

sovereignty and self-government of Yemen;

Calls on states to cease arms transfers to those countries involved in the bombing of Yemen and all parties involved in the conflict.