International Peace Bureau Congress
WILPF had a strong presence at this year’s International Peace Bureau Congress in Berlin. The theme of the congress was “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”, with plenaries, panels, and workshops organised around UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s statement, “the world is over-armed and peace is under funded.” WILPF’s work in demilitarisation was widely represented, including on issues of NATO opposition, promoting a culture and a politics of peace, women’s resistance in the face of physical and structural violence, the refugee crisis, food security, and the gendered impacts of the arms trade. WILPF Sections from Norway, Finland, Germany, Scotland, Denmark, and Spain were involved in creating and leading these discussions. In addition, WILPF Secretary General, Madeleine Rees, addressed the Congress on the urgent need for feminist responses to patriarchy and armed violence.
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