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WILPF’s Heritage Month – Let’s celebrate 106 years of WILPF!

This April marks 106 years since 1,136 women gathered together in The Hague in the midst of the First World War to discuss the root causes of war and take decisive action for a future of peace.  


The meeting ended with the founding of the International Women’s Committee of Permanent Peace, which was renamed the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919. Today, WILPF’s growing global movement includes 32 Sections, 13 Groups, and nearly 7,000 activists representing 49 countries – one of the oldest and largest women’s peace movements in the world. 


In celebration of 106 years of activism, advocacy, and sisterhood, throughout April we will be highlighting key moments, events, and people from WILPF’s past – and looking ahead to a future of deepening impact as we continue to build a world defined by peace, justice, security, and equality for all. 


We invite you to follow along on our social channels using the hashtag #WILPFHeritageMonth. Then, on 28 April – the day of our founding in 1915 – watch out for a special wrap-up of our celebration as we wish ourselves a happy birthday! 


P.S. If you’re looking for more reading on WILPF’s history, check out this pamphlet and an interactive timeline we created to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2015!

Take part in the celebration

Are you a member of WILPF? Are you a partner? Then we would love to hear from you. 


Here’s how you can take part in the Heritage Month: 

Contribute with content!

Do you have fond memories of your time in WILPF and great pictures that capture the key moments of your Section’s work over the past years? 


Write to membership [at] and share your memories, struggles and victories so that we can highlight them in #WILPFHeritageMonth.  

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Send us a video memory!


We have opened the WILPF Studio app for collecting video submissions of up to 1 minute. 


We would love to hear stories about committed and passionate WILPFers, to hear about campaigns and successes, to hear about overcoming challenges – and to hear why you are a member of this 106 years old organisation! 


We will be sharing a few of the best stories on WILPF social media channels during April. 


To participate, download this 1-pager on how-to.

Comment and share on content

We invite you to follow along on our social channels using the hashtag #WILPFHeritageMonth


We would love to share this journey back in time with you and discover your memories, comments and perspectives throughout our campaign. So join in, we look forward to hearing from you! 


If you want to share your own stories and photos about WILPF and the work in your Section, remember to use the hashtag #WILPFHeritageMonth.

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