WILPF’s Integrated Approach to peace
Ensuring sustainable peace and human security for all requires challenging the root causes of war. At WILPF, we believe that the compartmentalisation of human rights, women’s participation, disarmament, justice and development as isolated factors is artificial and hinders any advancement towards peace. Indeed, the international fora separates these debates as it fits better the militaristic understanding of international security.
WILPF works to overcome such division by linking human rights, women’s participation, disarmament, justice and development in all relevant bodies. This is our Integrated Approach to peace.
The compartmentalisation of issues, as we have seen in international fora, is no longer acceptable in our complex, globalised world. The Integrated Approach establishes a holistic approach to effectively deal with problems facing today’s world.
The idea is to move towards a coherent and practical system ensuring that violence does not become the preferred means of conflict resolution.