Find Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Canada online at:



Vancouver, British Columbia

Tell us about your work on WPS

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)-Canada is a small feminist peace organization based in Vancouver with a chapter in Nanaimo. We are affiliated with the international WILPF secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF Canada’s goals are to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; and to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their substitution in every case of negotiation and conciliation; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political and social equality and economic equity; co-operation among all people; and an environmentally sustainable development.

Share a highlight of your work on WPS issues

WILPF was a leader in the international campaign for UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security that was adopted in 2000. WILPF has a special platform PeaceWomen to monitor and assess the implementation of UNSC 1325 by countries around the world. PeaceWomen can be found here:

WILPF has a publicly accessible Gender and Disarmament Database.

Who do you admire in the WPS field?

WILPF greatly appreciates the work of Ray Acheson, a Canadian woman who is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of WILPF.

What have you read recently that you would like to recommend to Network members?

WILPF’s Reaching Critical Will program issues an excellent, extensive monthly e-newsletter on disarmament. We encourage people to subscribe to this helpful resource.

If you could make one recommendation on WPS issues to Prime Minister Trudeau, what would it be?

WILPF would like Prime Minister Trudeau to establish and implement an Agenda for Disarmament.

What is your dream for the WPS agenda?

WILPF’s dream for the WPS agenda is to end war.