For a country that has almost 65 percent of its population under the age of 35, it seems ironic that India did not have a Young WILPF
Following up on their action plan proposed in 2006, they set goals for building Y-WILPF
At the end of September 2016, I was very fortunate to attend the World Beyond War Conference, "No War: Real Security, without Terrorism" (#NoWar2016), in Washington, DC, with WILPF
members from various branches, including the WILPF
US President, Mary Hanson Harrison, and WILPF
International President, Kozue Akibayashi.
continues to call for a world where war is unthinkable and security is not through militarized means.
Though your regular donation may be small, it means a lot for WILPF
US to be able to count on those donations coming in throughout the year.
Our Congress in Santa Cruz Bolivia was another chapter in the WILPF
The monthly ONE WILPF
CALL emerged from the 2015 branch survey, and members are finding it an increasingly powerful tool for connecting branches, new members, and at-large members and for exchanging ideas, collaborating on strategy, and strengthening ties to each other.
On Extraordinary Rendition and Guantanamo Bay: WILPF
strongly condemns the practice of extraordinary rendition by the United States of America and other complicit governments, and calls for an end to this practice and the closure of all the secret prisons as well as the closure of the US prison in Guantanamo Bay.
The first $15 of each member's dues goes immediately to International WILPF
, leaving WILPF
US with just $20 a year, per member, for administrative and operating expenses.
I believe firmly that it is incumbent on WILPF
members to analyze honestly and courageously the causes and effects of today's conflicts and of the many global problems if the organisation is to abide by its Constitution and be true to its aims "to study and make known and help abolish the political, social, economic and psychological causes of war and to work for a constructive peace.
US had the pleasure of hosting International WILPF
President Kozue Akibayashi in September, both before and after the World Beyond War conference in Washington, DC, where she was one of the presenters.
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