International Women's Conferences, Concerns, and Resources

Women's Peace Organizations

  • Canadian Voice of Women for Peace's site includes a workshop kit "Creating a Culture of Peace"
  • CodePink: Women for Peace is a "is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq."
  • Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp:
    Group originated in 1981 with marches and demonstrations against siting Cruise missiles at Greenham Common, U.K., an air force base. The effort was successful, and the group continues to protest nuclear weapons. An exhibit about the the Peace Camp from 1981-2000 mounted by the Imperial War Museum includes audio files in which participants describe their experiences. See also "Threat to Greenham Common." Activities of women nuclear resisters are covered in issues of The Nuclear Resister.
  • Nobel Women's Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchœ Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire to bring together their extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace with justice and equality.
  • Women Building Peace "is an international campaign that aims to promote women's role in peacebuilding through partnership and participation of organisations on the ground; impacting policy on a global level; public awareness raising and the award of a Peace Prize for Women"
  • Women for Peace are "women dedicated to the cause of international disarmament."
  • Women in Black holds vigils against violence, war, or militarism. There are many separate organizations that use this name in different countries.
  • Women Waging Peace Network is part of the Initiative for Inclusive Security of Hunt Alternatives Fund. Included is a directory of women peace experts. The Network is made up of women peacemakers from conflict areas around the world. The Initiative for Inclusive Security is "committed to filling the gaps in research and policy literature, and to highlighting practical models and strategies for the inclusion of women in peace-building efforts worldwide."
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has country sections, including a U.S. Section, and the PeaceWomen Project. WILPF is the oldest and largest women's peace and justice organization in the world. Besides peace, globalization/economic justice, human rights, women's rights, and eliminating racism are all WILPF concerns. The PeaceWomen Project highlights UN-focused information and news of peace campaigns and under "resources" links to a bibliography as well as numerous reoprts and articles in fulltext. A timeline of WILPF is available through the U.S. Section site, along with a state-by-state directory of chapters. 1325 Peacewomen E-News, is a WILPF e-newsletter (1325 is the number of the UN Resolution on Women, Peace, and Security.)
  • Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace (WLP) E-News. WLP helps women, especially from the South, gain skills to become leaders in advocating for women's human rights, sustainable development, and peace.
  • Women's World Summit has a Circles of Compassion initiative, which is a strategy for preparing for a 5th World Conference on Women in 2005.

Peace Organizations With Women's Sections or Projects

Women in Conflict Areas

Other Resources on Women and Peace

Women's Human Rights

About

This page was originally compiled for an Internet Workshop at the 24th Annual Conference of the UW System Women's Studies Consortium and the 15th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict October 22, 1999, Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville presented by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, UW System Women's Studies Librarian. Links have been checked periodically thereafter and dead links removed, but the page is otherwise not updated.