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  • PeaceWomen Team

    The PeaceWomen Team is a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Meet our WILPF staff team and leadership here.



    Madeleine Rees, WILPF Secretary General                         

  • PeaceWomen Internships

    Apply for a PeaceWomen Internship

    Are you interested in peace and gender justice? Join our team! We generally offer 4-6 month internships and a 9-12 month fellowship in the fall, spring, and summer. At this time, we are not offering any internships. However, please do check back soon!

  • PeaceWomen Leaders

    Abigail Ruane is Manager of the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).  

  • PeaceWomen Engagement: General Assembly

    The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly meets intensively September to December each year and afterward as required to facilitate discussion on all international issues among all (currently 193) members.

  • PeaceWomen Engagement: Sustainable Development

    According to the 1987 Brundtland Commission, sustainable development is development which “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development is the intersection of three dimensions: environmental protection, social development - including women’s human rights, and economic development.

  • PeaceWomen Engagement: CEDAW

    The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an expert body established in 1982 composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.The Committee monitors national implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), also known as the International Women’s Bill of Rights. The Committee meets every year in at least two sessions of three weeks each.

  • PeaceWomen Engagement: Disarmament

    There are many disarmament forums at the United Nations. These include the General Assembly’s First Committee, the United Nations Disarmament Commission, United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Arms Trade Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Conference on Disarmament, and others.

  • WILPF PeaceWomen

    Welcome to the new!

    Our world is  facing unprecedented conflicts and cultures of violence. is a space for peacemakers to engage, learn and be part of a global movement to advance a holistic Woman, Peace and Security agenda.

    Women must participate! Gender must not be ignored! Conflicts must be prevented!

  • PeaceWomen Engagement: Human Rights Council

    The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental UN body made up of 47 UN member states which is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights and providing addressing and providing recommendations on human rights violations. It was created in 2006 and replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights.

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  • Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

    Celebrating 100 Editions of the PeaceWomen E-News

    Sam Cook & Felicity Hill

    Sam Cook


    1. Editorial: Reflections on the E-News and the PeaceWomen Project � Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
    2. 100th Edition: Reader comments and E-news Survey
    3. Message from the WILPF co-presidents
    4. WILPF 93rd Birthday Message
    5. Feature Statement: NGO Statement on Gender and Nuclear Disarmament to NPT Preparatory Committee
    6. Highlights from our website