On 25 November 2017, WILPF will organise a one-day campaign commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The campaign will focus on illustrating the root causes of violence, including the lack of women’s meaningful participation, the increased commitment to militarised solutions for peace and strengthened political economies of war.
WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme is dedicated to strengthen women’s rights and participation in international peace and security efforts. Throughout the years, it has been very active by monitoring peace processes and engaging with local and international stakeholders, as well as government representatives. Some progress is visible; however, a lot remains to be accomplished.
Do you know?
In 2016, Nigeria spent USD$1,723,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces and military space activities. This amount could provide free college education for around 15 million girls.
This is only one example. There are other examples that you can find on our website.
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