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UK WILPF Aims and Principles

1.  The aims and principles of WILPF are:

  • to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war;
  • to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their substitution in every case of negotiation and conciliation; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political and social equality and economic equity; co-operation among all people; and environmentally sustainable development.

2.  Believing that under systems of exploitation these aims cannot be attained and real and lasting peace and true freedom cannot exist, WILPF makes it its duty to further by non-violent means the social transformation that enables the inauguration of systems under which social and political equality and economic equity for all can be attained, without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion or any other grounds whatsoever.

3.  WILPF sees as its ultimate goal the establishment of an international economic order founded on the principles of meeting the needs of all people and not on those of profit and privilege.