PeaceWomen Mission and Strategy

The PeaceWomen Programme promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen facilitates monitoring of the UN system, information sharing and the enabling of meaningful dialogue for positive impact on women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict environments.

PeaceWomen advances our mission by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, peace and security, Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and the subsequent Security Council resolutions 1820 (2008); 1888 (2009); 1889 (2009); 1960 (2010); 2106 (2013); and 2122 (2013).

PeaceWomen implements our mission by focusing on six core areas of action which are: monitoring the UN Security Council’s implementation of SCR1325; providing a comprehensive online information source on women, peace and security at; monitoring the UN system’s implementation of SCR1325; advocating for the rapid and full implementation of SCR 1325 and related resolutions; managing the translation initiative and general outreach related to women, peace and security.


Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

PeaceWomen is a project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). PeaceWomen is located in WILPF's United Nations Office in New York City. The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organization, the longest standing women's peace group in the world. It was founded in April 1915, in the Hague, the Netherlands, by some 1300 women from Europe and North America, from countries at war against each other and neutral ones, who came together in a Congress of Women to protest the killing and destruction of the war then raging in Europe.

WILPF's aims and principles are:

• To bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and legitimizations of war;
• To work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their transformation by negotiation and reconciliation processes; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political, social, and economic equality; co-operation among all people; and environmentally sustainable development.