Central America

August 5, 1983

The 22nd Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 31 July – 6 August, 1983 in Göteborg, Sweden:

I. The WILPF 22nd International Triennial Congress calls upon its sections urge their governments to support the request of the Contadora Group that the United States enter into negotiations with both sides in the Salvadoran conflict as soon as possible in order to achieve a peaceful resolution.

II. WILPF 22nd International Triennial Congress calls upon:

a) The US section as a matter of urgency to give priority to a campaign to persuade the people of the US to oppose the interference of the US to oppose the interference of the US Government in Central America, and

b) Other sections to ask their governments to put pressure on the US Government to end immediately its interference in Central America by withdrawing American ships which are serving to blockade supplies of food and medicine; by withdrawing American military advisors; and by ending the supply of arms in order to allow people in Central America to achieve self determination. Sections are also called upon to contact US Embassies in their countries in order to make known their views on this critical issue.

III. WILPF’s 22nd International Triennial Congress calls upon its sections to urge their governments to put pressure upon the government of Guatemala to stop the genocide of the Guatemalan Indians.

IV. WILPF 22nd International Triennial Congress urges the Costa Rican section to implore its government to maintain a genuine neutrality in the face of the present conflicts in Central America and not to allow itself to be used by the United States or any other power for their own purposes.

Human Rights Human Rights Violations Internally Displaced Persons Participation to Peace Talks Central America Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala United States Resolution

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