About us

WILPF’s mission is to end and prevent war; ensure that women are represented at all levels in the peace-building process; defend the human rights of women and men; and promote social, economic and political justice.

Campaign with us!

WILPF UK is focusing a three year campaign on four strands of the women, peace and security agenda:


Human Rights

Women, Peace and Security

Environment and Militarism

Please get in touch and get involved. We’d love to hear your ideas for strengthening our work towards peace and equality.


Gender injustice is the greatest human rights injustice in the world because it affects all aspects of life - health, the judiciary, family, etc. It is global in its reach and millennial in its duration. Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty, speaking at Feminism in London conference, 2015

From The Blog

Keeping women’s contributions alive: reflections from the Newcastle Peace Conference

By Helen Kay, Scotland branch Two Centuries of Peacemaking: From the Peace Society to Martin Luther King: Report from Conference in Newcastle 7-8 June 2016 Women might have disappeared from the debates and discussions completely at this conference, if women had not been there to present papers on different aspects of WILPF history. “Were British and German peacewomen able...

Poem read in tribute to Jo Cox: Brave Woman

Brave Woman She is the bravest my eyes have ever seen A lion bows, in shiver and fear I am on my knees for I can not believe A woman so beautiful, among us she breathes… I offer this world and everything within to her feet… I say proudly that I will protect her with fists… She smiles, then...

Understanding violence against women – our latest Train the Trainer day

Well done everyone! Training the trainers! UK WILPF and its affiliated group Voices of African Women (VoAW) recently held a successful Train the Trainer day that focused on understanding violence against women and ways in which to use relevant national and international legal frameworks. Travelling from around the UK, women from a number of different diaspora groups attended. UK...

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