On Wednesday, 22 June 2022, the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), together with the delegation of Ireland, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and WILPF co-organised a side event to the First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) highlighting the gender-specific provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs“. Within the framework of the NGO CSW66 Parallel Forum, WILPF Germany in cooperation with the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights organized an event on „(De)Militarization, Gender and Climate Justice: Connecting the Dots“
The new federal government of Germany has taken up its work and is celebrating itself as a progressive alliance. The cabinet has (almost) equal representation of men and women and for the first time, the federal government has a female foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, from the Green Party. But how much progress can really be expected in the areas of foreign and security policy and which questions or contradictions remain open?
We, the European sections and groups of WILPF, the oldest global women’s peace organisation, together with other civil society organisations of feminist peace builders and Human rights defenders in the OSCE region, are very concerned about the insufficient role of Europe and European countries in promoting a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine, while fostering an increasingly militarised development.
In our webinar "How militarized is the EU's foreign policy?" on November 17, 2021, Bram Vranke was our guest. Together we talked about the rapid militarisation of the EU, its drivers and consequences and discussed together steps to promote peace and justice in the EU. For those who could not be there, here is a short interview with Bram Vranken.
We signed the statement of WILPF Italy supported by Disarmisti Esigenti and the European Associations of the ICAN Campaign that urges Members of the European Commission and the European Parliament to refrain from including nuclear energy as well as gas and CCS in the transition to decarbonization.
The European Union treats refugees on its borders as if they are bombs, says activist Efi Latsoudi a co-founder of Lesvos Solidarity. Latsoudi, the winner of Women Rebels Against War - Anita Augspurg Prize - was referring to the migration crisis in Greece at a talk organised by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Journalism Department of Universität Hamburg on September 11, 2021.
Feminist perspectives and voices in international politics on issues relating to foreign policy, international security and war are growing louder as a source and site of discursive political action and policy transformation. In contribution to there sites of political action and transformation, WILPF Germany launched a toolkit on feminist foreign policy.
L(A)UNCH Event of the Toolkit: Practicing Feminist Foreign Policy in the Everyday – 25 November 2021, 12pm CET17. November 2021
We invite you to join the l(a)unch event of the latest publication “Practicing Feminist Foreign Policy in the Everyday: A Toolkit” published by WILPF Germany in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The event will take place in English.
By providing an analysis of Germany’s foreign and security policy priorities, decision-making processes, and multilateral engagement from a feminist perspective, this policy brief written by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and WILPF Germany identifies entrenched militarisation in Germany’s foreign and security policy.