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.
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 ...
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 ...