The Young Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Australia

This video sums up our mission statement:

Formed in Australia in 2011, Young WILPF (YWILPF) is a global movement of young women involved in and supporting the objectives of the 100 year old feminist peace movement known as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Celebrating and embracing the varied experiences of women through a younger membership base, YWILPF works closely with WILPF Australia and with many sister organisations globally to help achieve our priorities of:

  • Political solutions to international conflicts
  • Disarmament
  • The promotion of women to full and equal participation in all societies activities
  • Respect for fundamental human rights and the right to development in a sustainable environment
  • Economic justice within and among states
  • Elimination of racism and all forms of discrimination

Our YWILPF members (currently based in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide) have worked with the WILPF offices in Geneva and New York; have attended the YWILPF Conference in Stockholm, Sweden; and have attended national and international fora on the rights of women, such as the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. These opportunities are open to all members now and into the future, so please join us!

To know more about the issues that we work on, and how we work, visit our Take Action page.

The Y is a peacebranch

The Y is a peace branch

The Y stands for Young:  YWILPF provides a space for women under the age of 35 to network, organize and advance the goals of WILPF within the younger generation.  YWILPF exists to bring new perspectives, experiences and ideas to the organisation. Importantly, YWILPF brings in a new generation of women to promote of peace and social justice into the future. While currently based in Melbourne, any WILPF members who are interested in YWILPF’s activities are welcome to get in touch.

Contact us: ywilpfaustralia@gmail.com