Our Vision. Our Approach

Our Vision

WILPF envisions a world free from violence and armed conflict, in which human rights are protected, and women and men are equally empowered and involved in positions of leadership at the local, national and international levels.

Working for a Feminist Peace

 

WILPF brings a feminist perspective to the analysis of the root causes of war and conflict.

 

Feminism asserts that women matter, that equality matters, and that gender is a construct: the product of unequal power structures.

To achieve this, we build coalitions and partnerships and share knowledge. We work to create bridges and spaces for discussion so that women can play their rightful role in decision-making and help shape the responses that affect their lives and communities. And we organise campaigns and nonviolent actions to promote the cause of peace.

Our Theory of Change

 

Gender perspectives are too often excluded from important policy discussions. Clearly articulated, these perspectives offer vital insights into the issues that shape our lives. They must be given more visibility and attention.

WILPF uses its core strengths – feminist analysis and advocacy promoted by a mobilised feminist community – to tackle the issues of patriarchy, militarism, and neoliberalism. By highlighting issues and shifting perceptions, we aim to change policies and behaviours.

Methods of Work Locally and Globally

 

Analysis

WILPF uses feminist analysis and methodologies as tools for better understanding the causes of war and for working towards peace.

Awareness-raising

WILPF reaches out to wider groups of people to share our analysis and information to help make known the causes of war and challenge the status quo.

Advocacy

WILPF uses advocacy as a tool to help bring about concrete changes in practices, policies, laws, norms, programmes and systems for durable peace.

Activism and Organising

WILPF undertakes nonviolent activism around the world from campaigns to protests, from peace art to political rallies.

Alliance-building

WILPF works to create bridges and forms alliances with communities, organisations and movements.

A network of peace women, passionate about lasting peace and women's role in achieving it. Since 1915.

WILPF holds consultative status to the United Nations.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to those past, present and future.