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.

For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International.


NEWS:

Peace in Korea

This letter was sent on behalf of WILPF Canada on July 17 to Prime Minister Trudeau; Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland; Jacqueline O’Neill, Women, Peace and Security Ambassador of Canada; and MP Joyce Murray. The Canadian Section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom urges you to support women’s advocacy for an end to the Korean war and for a peace agreement on the peninsula.  70 years is enough. It’s time to end the Korean War: We urge our government, which has diplomatic relations with both the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), to support an end to the nearly seven decades-old Korean War. We recognize that under the armistice agreement signed in 1953, the United States and the Koreas are still technically locked in a state of war, and that this has been the root cause of conflict, militarism and nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula. We appreciate that the two Koreas agreed to declare an end of war at the Panmunjom summit in April 2018 and implemented their military agreement disarming the Panmunjom and removing landmines and guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. We hope ...
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“Bold Peace” screening


A big thank you to Tamara Lorincz, far right ...
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FREE, PUBLIC SCREENING: “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path to Demilitarization”

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Unitarian Church at 49th and Oak Come and watch this inspiring film about a country that abolished its army 70 years ago. Costa Rica demilitarized in 1948 and it announced this year it will be the first country to completely decarbonize – find out why peace is essential to tackling the climate crisis.
Screening will be followed by a discussion of the Canadian context led by Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and a member of tWILPF ...
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Re: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policies & Practices

This letter was sent on behalf of WILPF Canada on March 27 to Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef, Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan, and MP Joyce Murray.
Re: Canada's Feminist Foreign Policies & Practices On behalf of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Canada, we commend you on being the first government in Canada to establish a feminist international assistance and peace and security commitment. This has great potential for improving the lives of women all around the world. We write to offer our perspective on challenges in achieving the stated goals and to recommend steps towards realizing a world of women's equality, peace and prosperity. Canada's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security Canada recognizes that around the world, violent conflict, wars and long-term instability disproportionately impact women and children civilians in devastating and permanent ways. Canada recognizes that women are targeted as victims of conflict, war and terrorism as a deliberate strategic practice. And that gender- based violence is increasing with weak and fragmented efforts to combat it. Canada recognizes that true peace and sustainable ...
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