Against Racism

August 6, 1953

The 12th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 4-8 August, 1953 in Paris, France:

The XII International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in Paris, August 4-8th, 1953,

States that, since its foundation in 1915 the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has united women of many countries without discrimination of race.

It has fully approved the formal condemnation by the United Nations of the crime of Genocide and has studied with satisfaction the work of UNESCO on the subject of race and its conclusive condemnation of racism.

It welcomes every step taken, legal, social, educational and spiritual, to remove the disabilities resulting from race discrimination; but is distressed to see that racial discrimination is still practiced in numerous regions of the world.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom protests energetically against such practices which are unworthy of any civilized society, and is critical of Governments which not only do not repudiate the false theories which seek to justify such practices but even base their politics upon them.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom recalls to the States Members who have adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that it is their duty to ensure respect for the principles of the Declaration which imply absolute condemnation of all discrimination.

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