IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

One of the Great Peace Organizations

I hope some of my readers have already heard of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.  This organization has been around since 1915!  As their “about” page explains:

“The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international Non Governmental Organization (NGO) with national sections, covering all continents with an international secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations.

Since its establishment in 1915, WILPF has brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means, promoting political, economic and social justice for all.

What WILPF does

* Lobbies governments on international, national and local levels
* Connects communities with the international scene, through national sections
* Participates in, collaborates and networks with international institutions and global movements
* Develops reference, education and action tools through websites, conferences, seminars and publications
* Monitors and contributes to the work of the UN
* Ensures a gender perspective”

If you click through the site a bit, you will see that the WILPF has been very active at the U.N. and has consultative status with nearly all the U.N.’s principal organs.

The site is rich in resources (have a look at the Publications page, for instance), and it will take some time to go through all the valuable material.

This is one of those organizations whose very existence, persistence and achievements, should be a source of encouragement to anyone concerned about peace–you really can make your “voice” heard!

IGbarb says:  heck, you know already 🙂

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January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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