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Violence is not inevitable. It is a choice.

An overwhelming majority of WILPF members voted in favour of adopting a new manifesto at WILPF’s 2015 centenary celebration in The Hague. Written by Cynthia Cockburn, a feminist researcher and writer and honorary professor at the Department of Sociology at City University London and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at Warwick University, the manifesto is the official declaration of WILPF’s intentions, views and work for the next 100 years. Members, sections, the Executive Committee, International Board and the Anniversary Political Working Group all contributed to the drafting and revision of the final document. You can download the 2015 Manifesto and read an interview with Cynthia. As the Manifesto states, “We choose non-violence, as means and as end.”

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