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The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) aims to achieve a more just and equal worldfree of war and violence, where everyone has the full benefit of human rights.

Do you wish you could be part of a group which works for peace, freedom, justice and human rights? Which works to educate others to understand why violence and war don't work? Interested? Then please join us.

One person alone can make a contribution but by working together women can and do achieve much more.
WILPF is here for all persons who want to work together to fulfill our aims.

 

What WILPF wants in a Foreign Policy White Paper

What WILPF wants in a Foreign Policy White Paper

WILPF made a submission to the development of Australia's new Foreign Policy White Paper in March 2017.

We also wrote to all the Australian ambassadors who are back in Australia for a forum on the White Paper.  Our letters were sent on WILPF Centenary cards.

The letter to the Ambassadors

Your Excellency,

On behalf of th...

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What's on in WILPF Queensland

 

In April 2017, WILPF will be participating in two Brisbane events:

 



 

Earlier what's on ...

From the Global to the Local: Reporting from WILPF’s centenary events in The Hague and Canberra

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WILPF Queensland supports young Timor Leste women

For several years now, WILPF Queensland has made an annual donation towards the education of young women in Timor Leste (East Timor) who are learning skills to help earn an income for their families in the rural villages from where they come.

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The women attend the Canossas College, Centru Treinamentu Integral No Desenvolvimentu, in BauCau Timor Leste.  They come mostly from outlying,isolated areas have a little or no education and limited chance of achieving any training that would give them an opportunity to earn money. The students live in at the college for 11 months their classes include hygiene , Health,  Nutrician, Music, computer , business management, sewing, cooking, and much more. They also have an opportunity for work experience in industries such as hospitality, agriculture, health clinics, office procedures.

 

 In 2013, we supported Eldina Julia Freitas, a 22 year old woman 
from Fatulia village, sub-district of Venilale, district of Baucau. 

 

 

WILPF Queensland recommended:

The launch of Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out by Ivana Milojević, an investigation into the long-term impact of trans-generational trauma and the possibilities for healing.

The book explores the links between personal histories and world events and helps us to understand life’s dualities: violence and peace, self and other, stability and change, slavery and freedom. Milojević asks: How does violence change us? Is it possible to change the inner landscape of one’s thinking in the midst of pain and suffering? And if this is our past, how might our future be different?

Where: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101.
Date: Tuesday, 19, November, 2013
Time: 6:00:pm - 8:00:pm

Ivana will be in conversation with WILPF member and 2013 Peacewomen Award recipient Olivera Simic.  Booking details at Avid Reader website.


WILPF in the media

One of WILPF Qld's 2013 interns, Manami Odahara, has had an article published about our Brenda Lewis Peace Library in the Westend online magazine (the library is located in the Brisbane suburb of West End at the home of one of our members).library

Congratulations Manami!

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Formed in Australia in 2011, Young WILPF (YWILPF) is a global movement of young women involved in and supporting the objectives of the 100 year old feminist peace movement known as WILPF. Celebrating and embracing the varied experiences of women through a younger membership base, YWILPF works closely with WILPF Australia and with many sister organisations globally to help achieve our priorities.  Read more

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womenstopwar3Women’s Power to Stop War is a movement created and led by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

By joining the movement, you will be part of an international community of courageous women activists, who believe conflicts and wars cannot be stopped without the participation of women – and that it is time that women start to focus on and use their power to stop war.  Read more

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 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.

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