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Professor Jacqui True outlines a feminist political economy approach that helps to identify the linkages between sexual and gender-based violence against women, gender inequalities, and the global/regional structural processes that exacerbate violence and conflict.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Women's Refugee Commission, 122 East 42nd Street, 11 Floor
Monday, 21 October, 2013
UN North Lawn Building, Room 7
September 1, 2014
Distinguished members of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council,
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).
This is event is co-sponsored by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP), Safer World, the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, SAMYAK and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Join this important discussion on the linkages between gender & militarism and need for a transformative approach towards the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
The session will consist of:
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 22 October 2015, the Permanent Mission of Denmark, in cooperation with the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), hosted a side event on Arms Trade, Small Arms, and Gender Based Violence. Speakers included Ray Acheson and Mia Gandenberger (WILPF Reaching Critical Will), and Katherine Ronderos (WILPF-Colombia).
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 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.
On 29 October 2015, the International Institute for Peace Education hosted a panel at the Peace Forum on, “People’s Action Plans: Empowering Civil Society to Implement 1325.”
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.
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.
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 released a statement entitled "The Provision of Gender-Senstive Support to Syrian Women Refugees" which outlined key recommendations for national governments, local governments and civil society to take to address the continued gender-based violence Syrian women refugees face in European countries.
The International Board of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom released a statement entitled "Condemning the sexual assault and murder of Okinawan woman by former US Marine and calilng for withdrawal of US military from Okinawa, Japan". They call for a full investigation of the rape and murder as well as an end to the US occupation of Japanese land.
This is the statement that WILPF released on 13 June 2016, condemning the attack on a crowded market in Baghdad in the midst of the Eid celebration:
"We at WILPF are deeply disturbed by the horrific crime that took place last Saturday in a crowded market at the center of Baghdad.
A new report published days before the second meeting in Geneva of the intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises. This report is based on research from WILPF DRC and documents gender discrimination, slavery-like conditions, deterioration of reproductive health, violence, forced displacement, and sexua