WILPF – German Section

As the oldest women’s peace organisation in the world we combine current subjects with the experience of our work. WILPF is an international non-governmental organisation with national sections in over 40 countries and consultative status with various organs of the United Nations. Its International Secretariat is based in Geneva with a New York UN Office.

We invite you to learn more about our organisation, our history, the manifold activities and the key fields of work.

We invite you to join us and participate in activities and in lasting collaborations.

We invite you to support our work for peace and freedom.

Our aims are

  • Human coexistence in peace, freedom and justice
  • Social, economic and political equality of all human beings
  • Elimination of any discrimination on the grounds of gender, origin or religion (see also Human Rights, Anti-Racism)
  • Equal participation of women in the political, economical and social sector (see also UN-Resolution 1325)
  • Collaboration of women of different political beliefs and origins to overcome the reasons of violence and war (see also civil conflict management, Vorrang für Zivil)
  • Worldwide disarmament (see also nuclear weapons, Small arms, armament export)
  • Strengthening the United Nations and the International Law
  • Strengthening women’s rights as one of the basic elements of human rights (see trafficking in women/trafficking in human beings, UN-Resolution 1820)
  • Promoting a sustainable development and an equal access to resources (see Women, Water, War)
  • Supporting our Sections in conflict areas (see Middle East Conflict). For further Information see https://wilpf.org/toolkit-launch-weapons-war-and-women-in-the-mena-region

Find our articles published in English here:

A feminist analysis of the corona crisis

27. März 2020

A feminist analysis of the corona crisis The current crisis is to be understood as a problem for global society as a whole. Nevertheless, a feminist perspective is needed to shed more light on who is suffering and who is benefiting from the global developments due to the corona crisis. Only then it becomes clear what action is required to protect marginalised groups. Dealing with past epidemics has ... View article

WILPF Germany condemns the attack on Iraqi territory contrary to international law

14. Januar 2020

WILPF Germany condemns the attack on Iraqi territory contrary to international law WILPF Germany strongly condemns the targeted killing of the Iranian General Soleimani, the Iraqi Military Commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and other Iranian and Iraqi soldiers by a US military drone during an attack on Iraqi territory contrary to international law. Since the foundation of our organization over 100 years ago, WILPF women have pointed out that the root causes of ... View article

Feminist criticism of current security practices

9. Dezember 2019

Feminist criticism of current security practicesThis statement elaborates on our feminist understanding of security and warns about prevalent security policies and practices. View article

Working Group on Women & Gender Realities in the Civic Solidarity Platform of OSCE

5. Juli 2019

Working Group on Women & Gender Realities in the Civic Solidarity Platform of OSCE The Working Group on Women & Gender realities in the Civic Solidarity Platform of OSCE discusses since its foundation in 2015 how mechanism of justice and meaningful women’s involvement in (peace) negotiations have been influential, what the main hampering factors were, and on how successful processes can be replicated, adapted and transferred to different countries and regions. We are an open forum with ... View article

HDIM Side event – “Bringing security – on the move”

19. September 2018

HDIM Side event – “Bringing security – on the move” Heidi Meinzolts contribution to the OSCE Gender Unit on flight and migration in Warsaw (09/18/2018) PREAMBLE Across centuries, people have migrated to flee war, hunger, unrelenting poverty, and political oppression, to seek asylum, or seek a better quality of life. Migration is not a new phenomenon. Today, we are witnesses to massive amounts of death and suffering of migrants. The Mediterranean Sea ... View article

WILPF invites you to the Eastern European Matinee

16. September 2018

WILPF invites you to the Eastern European Matinee at november 23rd 2018 (Sun.) in the Hamburg women’s library Denkträume, Grindelallee 43 (Sauerberghof, house C, staircase C2) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women, Democratization and the Role of the Media in Social Change Processes. What does democracy mean today and what role do media play in democratization processes? How important is the influence of women? Peace acivists Gulnara Shahinian from Armenia ... View article

Seventh International Young Women’s Peace Award Ceremony

8. Juni 2018

Seventh International Young Women’s Peace Award Ceremonyand Sixth International Conference: “Challenging Wars and Conflicts: Peace and war through the gender lens” It is a real success story this combination of award ceremony and women’s conference, which Democracy Today Armenia and Gulnara Shahinian with her team organizes in a brilliant way since years. This year women activists and journalists (and few men) from 20 countries participated: from Armenia, ... View article

European meeting in Brussels (7.-9.4.18)

16. Mai 2018

European meeting in Brussels (7.-9.4.18)We started with a nice socialising evening in a typical Brussels restaurant, got to know each other better, introduce some new and younger WILPFers, exchange our local and global commitments. All European active sections had sent women – see them stretching towards a better future! Saturday morning began with a debate on European developments since our last meeting in Rome, 1 ... View article

ICY TIMES in Munich at the Security Conference – „To the brink—and back?“

13. März 2018

ICY TIMES in Munich at the Security Conference - „To the brink—and back?"The way back – or better forward – is only possible if we invest in peaceful coexistence in a multidimensional approach, if we analyze the root causes of war and violence, combat social and economic injustice, weapons, geostrategic power interests and revitalize the UN in the spirit of its charter. This is why we participate actively at the Munich Peace ... View article

Peace conference Munich 16-17 April, 2018

13. März 2018

Coming from BiH, even though more than 20 years have past since the war – thinking about peace, and understanding what it takes to build a peace that is more than a mere absence of militarized violence, is something many of us in Bosnia are still doing, on daily basis. There is sort of an officially proclaimed peace; formal progress measured ... View article