Preview: WILPF 100th Feminist Peace Summit

By Madhuri Sastry


We are almost at the 100th and the excitement is building! Here's a snapshot of the Centennial and what to look out for at The Hague. The main elements of the Conference Programme are the five plenary sessions taking place through the three days. The plenaries touch on topics such as "Gendered Power in Our World", and "Organising Action for Change".  In addition to the plenaries, there are over 40 smaller sessions, ranging from practical hands-on workshops to panels, testimonials, and more. PeaceWomen highlights include a consultation on the Women, Peace and Security 2015 High Level Review, a “Beyond 1325” workshop outlining a feminist playbook for peace, and a session on leveraging the Post2015 Sustainable Development Agenda to strengthen conflict prevention as a key gap area.

The speaker line up is exciting! It includes powerful and well known leaderssuch as Leymah Gbowee, Radhika Coomarswamy, Amy Goodman, and Cynthia Enloe, and many other amazing women peace activists from around the world. Keep an eye on this page for updates! There are also a number of exhibitions, a festival filled with poetry, theatre, song and dance, and a marketplace where you can find WILPF Sections, organisations, and individuals exhibiting their creative ideas with all the participants.


Don't forget to check out our last Women Stop War Webinar, Behind the Peace Conference of the Century with Madeleine Rees here. Register today to join us or follow the conference live. See you in the Hague!