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 Canada celebrates the UN International Day of Peace on September 21

The UN General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. This year’s theme is “End Racism, Build Peace”. At the UN, the Secretary General Antonio Guterres gave a speech for Peace Day. He said, “Today, peace is under assault. The poison of war is infecting our world, by jeopardizing millions of lives, turning people against each other, pitting nation against nation, eroding security and wellbeing, [and] reversing development”. In Canada, peace groups came together to issue a statement and host events to mark the UN International ...
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Film Screening and Panel “A Bold Peace” on Sept. 25

WILPF Canada is endorsing and supporting this important event to mark the UN International Day of Peace. On Sunday, September 25, the Council of Canadians (London) and People for Peace London will host a film screening and discussion titled, "What can Canada learn from Costa Rica's path to demilitarization?" Join a free screening of the award-winning documentary "A Bold Peace", followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and other special guests on Sunday, September 25 at 1PM ET. FREE HYBRID EVENT --  TWO WAYS TO JOIN US :
In-person: ReImagineCo, 206 Piccadilly Street, London, N6A 1S1 (near Richmond & Oxford). Limited ...
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WEBINAR: “A Climate of Insecurity for COP27– African women raising their voices for feminist climate justice”

Tuesday, August 30
7 PM CEST/6PM WAT/1PM EDT.
English with French and Arabic interpretation.
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Register This webinar “A Climate of Insecurity for COP27–African women raising their voices for feminist climate justice,” invites you to listen to feminist activists and women human rights defenders’ lived experiences of the impacts of the climate crisis on the African continent. Panelists will share why the climate crisis is a feminist issue, and how it affects and compounds other challenges in their region. From Zimbabwe to Cameroon, from Ghana to South Africa, speakers will shed light on the interlinkages between the climate crisis, gender, and ...
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Women and Peace in Afghanistan: What Canadians Can Do Now

Watch the recording of our webinar “Women and Peace in Afghanistan: What Canadians Can Do Now
Please find our leaflet and more resources on our “Afghanistan” page ...
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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) recently sent a joint letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and requested a meeting with her. We called on Minister Joly to push for a ceasefire and help to end war in Ukraine, stop sending weapons to Ukraine, prioritize diplomacy and disarmament, and implement the Women Peace and Security agenda. We also brought to Minister Joly's attention our concern about the serious situation that independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett who has been reporting from Ukraine, Donbass and Russia has been put on a Ukrainian "kill" / "undesirables" list ...
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