In a patriarchal world, the feminist perspective has been missing from discussions on conflict, sustainability, and more. WILPF develops and amplifies feminist perspectives on root causes and promotes them on the international and national policy agenda. In doing so, we advance the cause of peace. Lasting peace requires feminist perspectives.
For too long, patriarchy, militarism, and neoliberalism have had powerful narratives that block the path to peace. WILPF develops feminist perspectives that show why these narratives are wrong. We outline better alternatives and we work with our WILPF global community to promote them.
Peace also requires that more women with feminist approaches have more positions of power, responsibility, and influence. WILPF actively participates in – and advocates for – practices, policies, laws, norms, and systems that advance the cause of gender equality, rights, participation and peace.
Specific work streams relate to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Human Rights Council, and rigorous feminist analysis particularly in conflict-affected contexts.