We, the members of the Women's International League for Peace Freedom, are horrified at Israel's bombing of Gaza.
We join with millions around the world in protests and call for an immediate cease fire.
We are profoundly distressed, knowing that the continuous bombardment will lead to further civilian deaths and suffering, and this massive escalation of violence could spiral out of control and engulf the whole region in war.
The massive air attack is a crime against humanity as it comes on top of the two-year inhumane siege that Israel has imposed on the one and a half million people living in Gaza, the world's largest prison.
STATEMENT OF WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM UNITED STATES SECTION ON THE U.S. NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – United States Section – On Iran and Support for a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East
February 8, 2010
President Barack H. Obama
Dear President Obama:
The enclosed letter addresses the recently signed military agreement between the governments of Colombia and the United States. This letter was generated by the Mingas Network and has been signed by 96 organizations in the United States and Canada.
The Mingas Network is composed of individuals from across the United States and Canada who are concerned with promoting sovereignty and economic development, strengthening democracy and improving labor conditions in Colombia. We are united in our support for social movements and our rejection of all acts of violence. The Mingas Network is integrated within the Hemispheric Social Alliance and is active in North America.
May 20, 2009
Afghan women desperately need our help. As you consider the FY09 supplemental funding bill, aid for critically needed educational, occupational and health programs for Afghan women and girls must be included.
We urge you to include funding in the supplemental funding bill that will go directly to Afghan women-led non-profit organizations providing programs for Afghan women and girls, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Women's Affairs.
March 27, 2009
Open Letter to President Barack Obama
Why the United States Should Stop Refusing to Participate in a Global Conference on Racism
Dear President Barack Obama,
March 1, 2009
To the Code Pink Delegation:
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation and support for the important mission Code Pink has undertaken with its delegation to Gaza in recognition of International Women's Day. We are pleased that WILPF members Regina Birchem and Alice Walker will be part of the group, and know that many more of our members will be with you in spirit over the next several days.
WILPF US Statement on the Assasination of Benazir Bhutto January 4, 2008
The political assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was an egregious assault on Pakistan's democratic possibilities. We are saddened by her death and believe that the $10 billion invested in Pakistan by the U.S. government since 9/11 should have been accompanied by requirements for Ms. Bhutto's protection. Her return from exile was brokered by the U.S. which insisted, along with Britain, that she participate in the upcoming election as a candidate for president on the People's Party ticket.
The first woman leader of a Muslim country, her death can only lead to more violence and destabilization in Pakistan and the region. The military rule of President Musharraf, a close ally of the U.S. in the so called "war on terror," is supported by nuclear arms and a half-million person army. Bhutto's death is further evidence of another U.S. failed policy.
The following letter was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and others by Susi Snyder, Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom on December 19 2008
19 December 2008
To: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon President of the Security Council H.E. Neven Jurica, President of the General Assembly H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann and all members of the General Assembly:
Corporate Power Causes Collapse of US Financial System
New material posted at the Cuba and Bolivarian Issue Committee pages. Several women are touring the US with films and insights.