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.
About us: We are a small (about a dozen or more), diverse group of activists, ranging in age from 20-something to 81. We were born in Canada, the Caribbean, the US., the South Pacific, India, and Europe. We have worked or are working as teachers, librarians, public administrators, doctors, and politicians. As individuals, outside of WILPF, our interests include influencing prostitution policy, bringing refugees to Canada, educating girls in Africa, and strengthening women’s voices in local politics. Our meetings are devoted to finding ways to influence government policy on militarism, indigenous affairs and other public issues. If you would like to sit in on one of our monthly meetings, please contact Tejal Barde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International.
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Register in advance for this webinar On 15 August it will be one year since Kabul fell to the Taliban and life in Afghanistan was profoundly changed. This webinar will centre the voices of Afghan women presenting their experiences and words from within and without Afghanistan on what this year has brought for women and their families. While the year has seen less overt war than in the lead up to the US withdrawal, it has been far from peaceful as the Taliban enforces its rule, internal non-state violence continues and the people of Afghanistan face severe restrictions in freedom and extreme economic deprivation. The legacy of decades of war and current international restrictions have caused WILPF Afghanistan to declare to the UN Human Rights Council, We Are Not Living, We are Surviving, and to ask where the international community is in the present crisis for the rights of women and girls and for humanitarian support for Afghans, whether within the country or seeking refuge abroad. The webinar will explore the present and what actions Canada can take now. Organized by the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Canada. Khatira ...
WILPF Canada and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace send joint letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to stop arms exports to Ukraine and to help end the war
WILPF Canada and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) send joint letter to Minister Hedy Fry to call on her to support Canada ratifying the nuclear ban treaty and reducing military spending
WILPF Canada member Satoko Oka Norimatsu co-writes 3-part series “Canada joins U.S. in militarizing the Pacific”