World Revolutionary Movements for Social Change

1 January 1971

The 18th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 18 December, 1970-2 January, 1971 in New Delhi, India:

A society that is military and exploitative generates movements for rapid change towards social justice.  It is a human right to resist injustice and to be neither silent witness nor passive victim of repression.  Although we affirm our belief that violence creates more problems than is solves, we recognize the inevitability of violent resistance by the oppressed when other alternatives have failed.

The WILPF has a duty to study and work towards developing methods for the effective use of non-violent means; to analyze the structure of power in society and the use made of it; to engage ourselves actively in non-violent movements for change.