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 wilpf.canada@gmail.com.

For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International.


NEWS:

Our Joint Letter to the Governor General to Oppose the Militarization of the North

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Canada and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace have sent a joint letter to Governor General Mary Simon calling on her to oppose the federal government’s $38.6 billion plan plan to militarize the north through the new defence policy update entitled, Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada's Defence. It will expand the military presence of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Arctic. This costly, carbon-intensive plan to militarize the fragile oceanic region poses a grave threat to Inuit ...

On to Ottawa Peace Caravan

CO-SPONSORED BY WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM CANADA AND CANADIAN VOICE OF WOMEN FOR PEACE Please check out our peace caravan schedule as we travel across the country. Join us at our stops! See the schedule here. Join us in Ottawa on Monday, May 27 from 4:30-10:00 pm for a peace teach-in, music, speeches and films to learn more about demilitarization, decarbonization and decolonization. Come to our peace rally on Tuesday, May 28 at noon on Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street to bring our messages to the federal government that we want peace and an end to the ...

We Support an Arms Embargo Against Israel

WILPF Canada endorses the campaign for an Arms Embargo Now against Israel. We demand the Canadian government impose a full, immediate arms embargo on Israel. Find out more here: https://armsembargonow.ca/ We also call for an end to Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian land. We support the student encampments calling for Divestment Now and Free Palestine. We also support South Africa's case at the International Court of Justice that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people. Find out more at Canadians for a Just Peace in the Middle East: https://www.cjpme.org/ ...

WILPF Urgent Response in Palestine

Dear WILPF members, WIILPF is deeply saddened at the ongoing and escalating loss of life in Palestine and Israel, which takes place in the context of ongoing Israeli occupation, war crimes and impunity. We denounce all attacks against civilians by all parties. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are a crime under international law and cannot be justified. Please read and share WILPF’s statement and demands on the escalation of violence in Palestine and Israel. As we write this Action Alert, the Israeli government is indiscriminately shelling the Gaza Strip; 1537 people in Gaza have been killed so far and civilians were ...

Statement from Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF is deeply saddened at the ongoing and escalating loss of life in Palestine and Israel, which take place in the context of ongoing Israeli occupation, war crimes and impunity. We denounce all attacks against civilians by all parties. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are a crime under international law and cannot be justified. The Israeli government has enforced a complete siege on Gaza. No water, food, electricity or fuel is allowed into the territory. Collective punishment further exacerbates ethnic cleansing and must stop. The siege and ongoing attacks will increase social and economic inequalities that perpetuate vulnerabilities and disadvantage women ...