Dear WILPF sisters,

In 1915, at the height of the First World War, 1300 women from a wide range of countries and cultures came together in the Hague, brought together by a mutual horror of the consequences of war and a desire to live in peace. They formed the International Congress of Women to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. Now known as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the group continues to work for peace by pushing an agenda of disarmament and increased inclusion of women in all decision-making aspects of peace and security. In 2015 we will meet in Hague again, to celebrate our 100th Anniversary. For us to be able to have a real celebration, we need to work hard in the years to come.

This year we will meet in San José, Costa Rica for our International Congress. The congress will be held from July 30th – August 6th 2011.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference coordinator, email: congress@wilpf.ch. Please circulate the information on this site to your section!

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