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November 27, 2013
In this webinar, Cynthia Enloe, a Research Professor at Clark University and an engaged WILPF member, introduces the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, brings a feminist perspective and discusses the relevance to anti-militaristic politics of 1915 to 2015. Cynthia is a pioneer in the field of feminist international relations.
November 26, 2014
In this webinar, Claire Duncanson, Lecturer International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, discusses the role of men and masculinities in sustaining militarism and war. The particular focus is on the challenges-both theoretical and practical-of transforming militarised masculinities as one crucial route to achieving peace and security.
September 8, 2014
November 2, 2012
Church Center for the United Nations, New York
UN Headquarters, New York
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.
The Beijing Platform for Action covered 12 critical areas of concern. This seminar will discuss three of the areas – institutional mechanisms, human rights and armed conflict. The seminar will be moderated by Dr. Jan Marie Fritz, Professor (University of Cincinnati and the University of Johannesburg) and editor of 'Moving Toward a Just Peace.'
The Women's Major Group, a collection of women's NGOs of which Peace Women is a member, aims to ensure effective public participation of women's non-governmental groups in the UN policy process on Sustainable Development, Post-2015 and Environmental matters. Peace Women collaborated with other members of the Women's Major Group to create a response to the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document on the Post-2015 Agenda.
On 21 October 2015, WILPF, in collaboration with the Peace Forum organizers (the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Baha’i International Community, International Peace Bureau, United Methodist Women, the National Council of Negro Women, World Council of Churches, Peace Boat US, World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, APWAPS, Cordaid, Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human R
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.
On 15 October 2015, WILPF and MADRE, with support from the Sorensen Centre at CUNY Law School, facilitated a civil society launch of the global study on UNSCR 1325 (2000) and discussion with global study lead author Radhika Coomaraswamy.
On 23 October 2015, WILPF PeaceWomen, the Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN, and Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University held our final Women, Peace and Security lecture series, “After the High Level Review -- Connecting Local and Global Action to Implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.” Participants included Liechtenstein Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E.
On 29 October 2015, WILPF-US held a panel at the Peace Forum, “Strategic Re-Engagements: Advancing Women, Peace and Security and Beyond” at the Church Center of the United Nations. Speakers included Deputy Foreign Minister of Republic of Macedonia Dragana Kiprijanovska and WILPF-US members Kristen Alder, Brandy Robinson, Altaira Hatton, Rachel Nagin, and Melissa Torres.
Our WILPF delegation has landed in Paris. It is time for the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), which is taking place in Paris from the 30 November and until the 11 December. Do you want to know more about the WILPF delegation in COP21? Please stay tuned and check our website!
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.
The WILPF intiative focuses on the Syrian peace talks and the need for women to be included in them. WILPF points to numerous reasons why the inclusion of Syrian women in the talk could lead to a fuller, richer peace. As numerous studies have shown, the substantive inclusion of women in peace talks makes them more likely to be implemented and last.
This initiative is organized by Reaching Critical Will and they are currently in Geneva hosting a campaign to ban nuclear weapons.
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