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We, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, are turning 100 years old in April 2015! One hundred years ago, 1,200 women joined together to create a vision of peace and gender justice that was later recognized in the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
The theme for WILPF's 100th Anniversary is Women’s Power to Stop War. The purpose of Women’s Power to Stop War is to strengthen, connect and celebrate the work of thousands of women peacemakers working every day for sustainable peace across the world.
Join us in being part of history and envisioning a peace agenda for the next century in The Hague on April 27-29, 2015. To learn more about how you can register and other ways to get involved, like signing the pledge or participating in our global webinar series, visit womenstopwar.org
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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 monitors the UN Security Council, the UN system, and provides a hub of information sharing on women, peace and security. We are a project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women's peace movement in the world.
PeaceWomen advances our mission by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and related women, peace and security commitments - including Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions.
August 27, 2014
The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance has called on gender ministers to craft a strong rights-based approach to gender equality for the region post 2015. Speaking at the annual meeting of gender ministers in Malawi ahead of the Heads of State (HOS) summit in Zimbabwe mid-August, Alliance Chair Emma Kaliya stressed that:
August 26, 2014
Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and children in our country. The shocking incidents in Reiger Park and Westbury where children were killed have no place in our society. Government is saddened by these deaths and I convey my deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones.
August 25, 2014
Two excellent stories, one by Buzzfeed's Jina Moore and another by Lauren Wolfe at Foreign Policy, recently brought to light the fact that women make up 75 percent of the current Ebola epidemic's victims in Liberia. Earlier in the week, the Washington Post reported that in other affected states women have comprised 55 to 60 percent of the dead.
August 22, 2014
The United Nations Development Programme in Ethiopia announced the appointment of its Goodwill Ambassador for Entrepreneurship at a high profile event held in Addis Ababa drawing members of the government, private sector and development partners.
August 15, 2014
Colombia's former minister of justice emphasized the need for the country's judges to familiarize themselves with international judicial norms and Colombia's international obligations at a Medellin seminar on justice for women on Thursday.
August 14, 2014
Aug. 26 is Women's Equality Day, which this year celebrates the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.