Guiding Feminist Discourse on Sexual Violence in Syria

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, sexual violence against women has been used as a systemic weapon of war. In 2020, WILPF connected with key stakeholders to influence discourse, analysis and work related to sexual violence and its impact on Syrian women.[xyz-ips snippet=”code”] WILPF was able to successfully influence, the International, Impartial Independent Mechanism… Continue reading Guiding Feminist Discourse on Sexual Violence in Syria

Examining Gender and Conflict in Cameroon

In 2020, WILPF Cameroon published the results of a major research project examining gender dimensions related to the country’s conflicts. Conducted in partnership with other civil society organisations and women activists, the analysis highlights the lived experiences of women and girls affected by conflict and advocates for spaces for women to participate in conflict prevention,… Continue reading Examining Gender and Conflict in Cameroon

Pushing for Peace in the Korean Peninsula

The Korean War (1950-1953) must be resolved with a peace agreement. With a mission to educate, organise, and advocate for a peace agreement to end the Korean War, WILPF is a key partner in a global campaign called Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War. In 2020, Korea Peace Now! created spaces for… Continue reading Pushing for Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Reshaping Narratives of War and Peace

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, which continues to struggle with the consequences of the Bosnian War, WILPF is focused on networking with women activists and feminist organisations, creating spaces for dialogue on post-war reconstruction and recovery, and shaping feminist alternatives to the current neoliberal political economy. In 2020, WILPF made three major submissions to the United… Continue reading Reshaping Narratives of War and Peace

The Women Leading Yemen’s Peace Movement

A group of unidentified girls in black clothes return home after school on May 8, 2007 in Al Hajarayn, Yemen. Although infant mortality is high, children in Yemen are culturally, socially and religiously valued.

Yemen is a nation in crisis. Since 2014, the country has been in the grips of a devastating civil war that has left nearly a quarter of a million people dead. In 2020, under the added strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yemen’s healthcare system collapsed along with its resource supply chains. In the midst of… Continue reading The Women Leading Yemen’s Peace Movement


Creative Director – Nina Maria Mørk Hansen

Authors – Adalmiina Erkkola (stories), Emily Dontsos (stories), Molly Jerlström (Section snippets), Elena Cason (Section snippets), Tove Ivergård (Section snippets)

Copyeditor – Emily Dontsos

Video transcripts – Adélaïde Barat-Magan

Design – Nadia Joubert

Development – Pierre Joubert

Thank you to Laila Alodaat & Rasha Jarhum (The Women Leading Yemen’s Peace Movement), Elena Cason, Madeleine Rees, Ray Acheson & Nela (WILPF’s COVID-19 Response: Action for Change), Zarin Hamid & Genevieve Riccoboni (Over Two Decades Later, What Have These Women’s Rights Milestones Really Achieved?), Katrin Geyer and Ray Acheson (Feminists for Nuclear Disarmament) and Maria Butler, Jenny Aulin & Elena Cason (Walking the Green Feminist Road) for their help in writing the stories of change and giving feedback on them.

Photo contributions by: Irina Popa, Nela Porobić Isaković, Ari Beser, Korea Peace Now, Charlotte Hooij, dinosmichail, Unsplash, Adobe Stock, WILPF Sections and Groups in Aotearoa, Australia, Argentina, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Togo. Photos from WILPF Archives, WILPF International Secretariat

Videos contributions by: The Story, Tay Blyth-Kubota, Joanna Maxwell-Scott, Antoine Guide,