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 email@example.com.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Send cheques to : PO Box 11466 Vancouver ... Read More
WEBINAR: “A Climate of Insecurity for COP 27: How the West has Militarised and Impoverished the African Continent” Tuesday, 4 October 7PM CEST/ 5PM CAT/1PM EDTRegister Organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The event will have English, Arabic, and French interpretation. Speakers: Abayomi Azikiwe (Pan-African News Wire) Mpiwa Mangwiro (WILPF South Africa) and Edwick Madzimure Edwick (WILPF Zimbabwe). Moderated by Tamara Lorincz (WILPF Canada) and incoming WILPF International Environment Working Group convener. The webinar will explore how military alliances such as NATO and US AFRICOM are militarising the African continent. Africa is the continent ... Read More
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 ... Read More