Aims and Principles of Peace and Freedom

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has consistently advocated for peace and freedom for nearly 100 years, since its inception in 1915.

The insight of WILPF’s foremothers remains valid today:

YWILPF at the Commission on the Status of Women March 2013, with Minister for Women Julie Collins (centre) In order to achieve peace and freedom, the causes of war must be eliminated, and economic and social systems based on profit and privilege must be transformed to societies based on political and economic equality, participation of women and men, and justice for all – regardless of race, sex or creed.

WILPF’s overall aims are to:

To achieve these aims, WILPF’s program for 2011-2015, both internationally and in Australia, has the overall aim of redefining Security and its priorities are to:WILPF Tasmania women in action in 2009