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Since WILPF’s establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world, and from around Australia, who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.

WILPF’s strategy for 2013-2015 is a pragmatic and achievable approach to addressing the compartmentalisation of peace, security, disarmament, justice, development and human rights in the international system by building capacities at the national and international levels.

The integrated approach of WILPF aims at making a practical contribution by strengthening the action of women human rights activists and linking the issues of women, peace and security to instruments that are already well known and widely used, such as the Convention Against all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform of Action (BPfA) and other relevant human rights and disarmament conventions and standards.

With the integrated approach, WILPF’s aims and actions can be placed under three broad (and overlapping) pillars.


Invest in Peace Challenge Militarism Support Multilateralism

The WILPF International program for 2011-2015 details its work in these three areas in its Implementation Plan.  Much of WILPF Australia’s work is undertaken through its Branches.

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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.