International Women's Day

The 8th of March marked International Women's Day (IWD), a day which symbolizes the remarkable political, economic, and social accomplishments by women, past and present from all over the world. WILPF celebrated launching our historic 100th anniversary movement, holding several events and by cosponsoring a march “A life Free from Violence Against Women and Girls.” WILPF members and other participants participated in the march supporting human rights defenders from all over the world.

WILPF's historic Launch of the 100th Anniversary movement was a huge success with a celebration and presentation of WILPF's past and present accomplishments and the work that lies ahead to stop war. See photos of the special event here.

WILPF also held an IWD seminar in Geneva on ‘Preventing Gender-Based Violence through the Arms Trade Treaty' and WILPF made statement in the Conference on Disarmament.