On International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament - May 24, we celebrate the historic and current efforts of women for peacebuilding and disarmament. The message is clear: we refuse violence as a solution to the world’s challenges. We are working for a just and peaceful world, one that meets human needs, not military ones!

For more than 20 years, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP), together with its network partners, has been celebrating women's leadership and participation in peace processes on May 24. Over the years, May 24 activities have taken place all over the world, with various activities taking place worldwide, ranging from public panel discussions, publications and film screenings to community theatre and peace marches.

Multiple events and activities are already on the agenda for this year’s celebration of May 24 . Amongst others, partners from Iraq, the DRC, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India have already indicated that they will organize an event to celebrate May 24. We are also very excited about ‘Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea”, initiated by Women Crossing DMZ, taking place on May 24. Find out what is being organized in your country on May 24by clicking on the link below. Is your country not yet listed, let us know if you want to organize something yourself!

For an overview of the 2015 International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament Celebrations click here