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WILPF International

UK WILPF is a national Section of WILPF International, a non-profit, non-governmental (NGO) organisation with Sections on every continent. The International Secretariat is led by Secretary General Madeleine Rees and works out of Geneva and New York to coordinate WILPF work around the world.Organigram

WILPF International Executive Committee:

  • President: Kozue Akibayashi
  • Vice President: Catia Cecilia Confortini
  • Vice President: Sameena Nazir
  • Vice President: Joy Onyesoh
  • Vice President: Margrethe Tingstad
  • Treasurer: Kerry McGovern
  • Secretary General: Madeleine Rees

Standing committees:

WILPF International has four standing committees: Constitution; Finance; Personnel; Organisational. Information about members of these committees and ways to contact them is available here.


Thematic working groups:

WILPF International now has eight working groups, all of which are open to members. Information about the mandate and agenda of each group is available here, as are contact details and ways to join.

  • Environment
  • UNSCR 1325
  • Disarmament
  • Political networking
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • South Asia


Latest news and campaign updates:

To stay up-to-date with WILPF International’s projects and programmes, you can sign up to a number of different e-newsletters.


Contacting other sections:

If you would like to get in touch with another section or a member of another section, please email the UK WILPF office with your query and we will pass it on to the appropriate person.

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