Challenge militarism in Australia

Statement on G20 Brisbane November 2014

... we are concerned that the increased militarisation of our civil society will not be recalled after G20 has finished ...

Submission on Australia’s Defence White Paper

...that national security be redefined to include peace, human and environmental/climate security

Advocacy in support of Global Day of Action on Military Spending

The 2014 GDAMS on 14-15 April 2014 was organised by the International Peace Bureau. WILPF Australia issued a statement in support of reduced military spending, and branches undertook local activities in support of GDAMS. 

IPAN is a partner organisation for WILPFPartnering with IPAN (The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network)

IPAN is a network of organisations from all regions of Australia who are united by support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. WILPF Australia was a founding supporter of IPAN.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

From 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day), this campaign symbolically links violence against women and human rights - to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

The 2012 Campaign, with the global theme: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!, marked the third year of advocacy on the intersections of gender-based violence and militarism.

Australian WILPF members challenge militarism

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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.