A Membership OrganizationPublished on August, 07 2012
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 during World War I, with Jane Addams as its first president. WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
WILPF is a membership organization with active sections in 42 countries around the world. Individuals living in countries with an active section, such as the United States, may become WILPF members if they agree to support WILPF’s Aims and Principles and pay dues to the national section. Membership in WILPF U.S. automatically includes membership in the international organization as well as in a local branch.
- As a member of WILPF, you will be a part of our global network, connected to women (and men) working for peace all over the world.
- Members play integral roles in governing WILPF and in shaping its programmatic work; only members may hold leadership roles on the national board or serve as official delegates to national and international conferences.
- Also, you will receive a free subscription to WILPF's magazine Peace and Freedom, which includes action alerts and updates on issues related to WILPF's campaigns and programs.
- By joining WILPF you can also become connected to local organizing. We will help you contact a local branch of WILPF, if there is one, working at the community level in your area.
Be a part of the world-wide movement for peace and justice! If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the Membership Coordinator.