The Women, Peace and Security Programme was founded by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in 2000 to work on ensuring women’s rights and participation are not disregarded in international peace and security efforts.
WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme promotes feminist peace by strengthening women’s meaningful participation, transforming gendered power, and bridging local gender conflict analysis with global efforts to implement a holistic WPS Agenda. This builds on WILPF’s overall priorities of addressing root causes of violence with a feminist lens and mobilising for non-violent action.
WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme work in 2017 was framed under the following three objectives:
Transforming gendered power;
Amplifying local and regional change in key country contexts;
Improving multilateral actions.