Welcome to WILPF Canada!
WILPF Canada’s goals are to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; and to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their substitution in every case of negotiation and conciliation; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political and social equality and economic equity; co-operation among all people; and an environmentally sustainable development.
For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International.
WILPF International’s statement on Afghanistan and a message to its members and citizens of the World
We hope to be able to invite you in the near future to a special webinar for members focusing on the situation in Afghanistan and the responses we need to send internationally and nationally, but at the moment we focus on urgent priorities related to evacuations and high-level advocacy. We also made two statements at the 31st Special Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan:
23 August: Written statement
24 August: Oral statement WILPF International is further encouraging individuals to take steps and encourage their government representatives to stand in solidarity with Afghanistan by listing some “urgent demands” that they can meet:
- Advocate for an immediate nationwide ceasefire, demand freedom of movement for all throughout Afghanistan, and that the ...
Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 pm ET via Zoom
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOuvrDooGdO3h4Lkx_kUzbOPYuuaWAK1 Hosted by: Tamara Lorincz Please join us for the Canadian launch of Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”. Ray is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and has written this important book on new nuclear disarmament. The story in this book offers a look inside the antinuclear movement and its recent successful campaign to ban the bomb. From scrappy organizing to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and achieving a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ray Acheson narrates the journey of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and developments in feminist disarmament activism. The book launch is organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Science for Peace and WILPF-Canada and is being held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. *You can pre-order Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy” https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786614896/Banning-the-Bomb-Smashing-the-Patriarchy and use the pre-order Discount code: RLFANDF30 ...