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 […]

VOW & WILPF-Canada’s submission to the UN Human Rights Council for its Universal Periodic Review of Canada.

VOW and WILPF-Canada jointly made a submission to the UN Human Rights Council for its Universal Periodic Review of Canada. Our submissions are in English and French. Canada will be reviewed on November 10, 2023 in the morning Geneva time. You can learn more about Canada’s upcoming review here: https://www.ohchr.org/en/hr-bodies/upr/ca-index In our submission, we argue among […]

#NoWar2023 Conference: Nonviolent Resistance to Militarism 

Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 A global 3-day conference on nonviolent resistance in the face of invasions, occupations, and military violence, featuring 36 speakers from 17 countries. You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative? Managing conflict nonviolently is one of the three core strategies of World BEYOND War’s alternative global security system. But when […]

Upcoming peace events in Canada

Public Discussion: “Making Space for Peace: Russian /Ukrainian War” Thursday August 3, 2023 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Regina Central Library 2311 12th Avenue, Regina Panel discussion with speakers: Tamara Lorincz, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University and member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Women’s International League […]

“Peace in the Seas: A Call for the Demilitarization and Protection of the Oceans” by Tamara Lorincz

WILPF sections around the world have taken action to stop the militarization of the seas. WILPF Canada has protested the Royal Canadian Navy’s participation in RIMPAC and called for its cancellation. We produced and shared on social media a graphic “Cancel RIMPAC. Stop Military Sonar and Bombing” and lobbied the federal government. WILPF Australia has […]

Global Affairs Canada 2023 Civil Society Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Control

At the end of June, Alley and Tamara travelled to Ottawa to attend Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) full-day civil society consultations on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. It is the first time in five years that the federal government has had an extensive consultation with peace groups. Tamara urged GAC to stop sending weapons to […]