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This Symposium offers a unique and timely opportunity to engage with locally-based Iraqi and Syrian women activists working across sectarian lines, as well as international experts to address the crisis of women's human rights in areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Join WILPF members and partners from around the world for an informal meet and greet to connect, build collaborations, engage in creative action for change, and explore how to strengthen our shared work for women's power to stop war among women peace leaders.
WHO: WILPF and friends
WHAT: Women Peace Leader Meet & Greet
WHEN: Tuesday 12:30PM-2:00PM
On Friday, 20th February 2015, The PeaceWomen Programme along with the Mission of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University organized the most unique Lecture Series yet. The event featured a series of monologues created by Suzan Craig and Katrina Syran with Human Rights Watch and WILPF, aimed at humanizing the discourse around issues of violence around the conflict spectrum.
The modern peace movement arose from the horrors of World War I. It was in 1915 in the midst of this conflict that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was formed. WILPF, celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, continues its mission to bring about social and political equality and economic justice by nonviolent means to ensure real and lasting peace and true freedom.
A Message from WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees, this article highlights the need for the United Nations to take a stronger stance on child sexual abuse scandals. For those in the UN system who are prepared to compromise on human rights, and hence on legal obligation, the challenge of senior official at the UNOHCHR, Anders Kompass is his success in pursuing the alternative model – a model that is actually at the core of the United Nation
While the Western nations now have turned their focus to ‘resolving the migration crisis’, we the peace activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, call upon our government to open our boarders for free movement of refugees and/or migrants, and to grant asylum for those who chose to stay. We call upon our fellow citizens to show humanity, solidarity and empathy with them while resident in our country.
This is a call to action letter. It is time to take personal, political, and international action, to promote policies that ensure local action for demilitarisation, conflict prevention, women’s human rights, and sustainable peace and gender justice.
Join us! It is time to move our world forward together.
Secretary General Madeleine Reese from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom stated that what happened in Paris was horrific. The reality of war again in Europe. A reality that is the daily experience for ordinary people in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen...that list is long, too long and of course is inherently linked to what happened in Paris.
This round-table dialogue invites an open discussion on trends and their impacts on the field to achieve gender justice for all. The panelists will share their experiences on good practices working with women and men, in gender transformative approaches. And provides opportunity to enhance mutual understanding and identify a joint agenda.
With the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the links between the status of women worldwide and the long-term propensity of societies were importantly strengthened. Women’s empowerment and sustainable development was also selected as the priority theme for the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) that will take place in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.
UN Women's National Committee in Australia and WILPF Australia are hosting a study session to discuss 1325 and come up with ideas for the next UN Security Council Resolution on the WPS agenda (2020).
The US Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has received a $25,000 grant from the Craigslist Charitable Fund. As a way of thanking the fund, WILPF-US want to challenge all their members and friends to double the impact of this generous grant by making a donation today.
They are setting a goal of $10,000 for the next 8 weeks.
Make your donation any time by 30 May!
Spain will be holding new elections as of June 26, 2016, after political parties failed to reached an agreement to form government after the December 20, 2015 elections. WILPF Spain is currently calling on all political parties standing for the elections to fully implement UNSCR 1325.
The International Board of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom recently met to adopt a Resolution in support of an international treaty intended to hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses.
MADELEINE REES ON BREXIT
UNGA 71 Side Event- Cities and Refugees: The European Experience Event Summary
The event was organised into two panels:
1. The Emergency and Sshort Term Response: Providing Safety and Sanctuary, which focused on the strategies implemented by local actors.
2. Strategies for Integration, which addressed workforce participation.