Congress Resolution on Gender Budgeting

July 27, 2007

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), meeting at the Quadrennial Congress in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on 21-27 July 2007,

WILPF condemns the allocation and spending of billions of dollars/euros to the military, which distorts the economy and prevents economic justice, equality and human security.

WILPF urges all governments to dramatically reduce military spending and reallocate these resources to tackling the real daily threats to human security such as climate change, poverty, hunger, overpopulation, organised crime, gender based violence, and trafficking in drugs, people and arms.

WILPF urges governments to apply gender budgeting in ALL national, regional and local budget lines in order to implement international obligations and allocate financial resources for implanting gender budgeting, including training civil servants and financial decision-makers in gender budgeting.

Feminist Foreign Policy Militarisation Resolution

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