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:

WILPF Calls On Government To Drop the F-35 Deal

WILPF Canada is participating in the No Fighter Jets Coalition's #DropTheF35Deal Weekend of Action from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 8. We are calling on the Trudeau government to cancel its plans to buy 16 Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighters for $7 billion. We believe that the Trudeau government should not buy costly carbon-intensive warplanes for bombing other countries, but should instead invest in affordable housing, healthcare, climate action, and the care economy. Please join us and find an action near you, check out the schedule of actions for "Drop the F-35 Deal" here: https://nofighterjets.ca/ Read our coalition ...
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16 Days of Action against Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls

WILPF Canada marks the 16 Days of Action against Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls have been celebrated every year since 1991 between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year, the Campaign is continuing the 30th anniversary theme of Ending Femicide, visit our web page for more details here ...
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Register for our Webinar on WILPF’s delegation at COP 27 on December 7

Webinar this Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm ET, Tamara will be speaking about her work on the WILPF delegation at the COP 27 climate summit in Egypt and then her tour of Russia, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Romania. Co-organized by World Beyond War Canada, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and WILPF Canada. Free, all welcome. Register here. Read our WILPF delegation recap here ...
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WILPF Canada going to climate summit in Egypt

WILPF is part of the COP 27 Civil Society Coalition and the Climate Action Network. Please read the collective demands that we will be bringing to Egypt here. Our member Tamara Lorincz will be part of the official WILPF delegation at the climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh with 9 other members and she will be promoting our messages of peace for climate justice, cutting military spending for climate finance, stop the wars - stop the warming, and demilitarization for decarbonization. Be sure to follow the WILPF delegation and our work on the climate emergency on social media using #WILPFCOP27. You ...
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Annual Membership Drive: WILPF Canada welcomes new Members!

Join the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Canada to work with us for a peace that links nonviolence, disarmament and demilitarization and is intersectional with gender equity and social and climate justice. Be part of an exciting international movement that is making a difference. We meet the 4th Sunday of the month. In October, though, we will meet on Sunday, October 31. Contact us for Zoom details.
Membership fees: Sustaining sisterhood $75+ / Regular $50 / Student, Low-Income $10. No one is turned away for lack of funds. All welcome.
E-transfer to: wilpf.canada@gmail.com Send cheques to : PO Box 11466
Vancouver ...
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