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[[Image:WILPF.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom]]
 
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The '''Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom''' is an organization that was founded in 1915 during World War I. [[Jane Addams]] was its first president.
 
  
WILPF it aims to promote peace through "world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all."<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/US_WILPF About]</ref>
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The '''Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom''' is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1915 during World War I. [[Jane Addams]] was its first president.  
  
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==About==
 
[[Laurie Belton]] is the WILPF Director of Operations and [[Theta Pavis]] is the WILPF Peace and Freedom editor.<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/staff_and_consultants Staff]</ref>
 
[[Laurie Belton]] is the WILPF Director of Operations and [[Theta Pavis]] is the WILPF Peace and Freedom editor.<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/staff_and_consultants Staff]</ref>
  
 
The WILPF publishes Peace and Freedom Magazine.<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/peaceandfreedomarchive Peace and Freedom Magazine]</ref>
 
The WILPF publishes Peace and Freedom Magazine.<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/peaceandfreedomarchive Peace and Freedom Magazine]</ref>
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The League has also operated out of a Washington legislative office formerly shared with [[Women Strike for Peace]]. It has cooperated in [[WPC]] and [[WIDF]] projects to such an extent that [[WILPF]] last year was made a [[WPC]] affiliate. [[WILPF]] has a tax-exempt "educational" arm, the [[Jane Adams Peace Association]]. [[WILPF]] leaders include [[Yvonne Logan]], president; [[Liggy Frank]], executive director and [[Betsy Sweet]], program director.
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The heavy-handed pro-Soviet stance of many [[WILPF]] activists includes participation in the [[WPC]] and USPC by Disarmament Coordinator [[Katherine Camp]]; frequent sponsorship of exchange visits with the [[Soviet Women's Committee]]; and a call for a campaign against "anti-Sovietism" in the media-defined as any suggestion that the USSR may be responsible for the arms race or pose a threat to the United States. [[WILPF]]'s "star" petition campaign utilizes an old [[WPC]] slogan, "Stop the Arms Race."<ref name=warcalledpeace>[http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/PeaceGrpGloss.htm The War Called Peace: ''Glossary'', published 1982]</ref>
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===Mission===
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WILPF it aims to promote peace through "world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all."<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/US_WILPF About]</ref>
  
 
==National Board==
 
==National Board==
 
 
The following are members of the WILPF National Board, as of March 18, 2010:<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/National_Board National Board]</ref>
 
The following are members of the WILPF National Board, as of March 18, 2010:<ref>[http://www.wilpf.org/National_Board National Board]</ref>
 
 
*[[Nancy Munger]], Co-President (Cape Cod)  
 
*[[Nancy Munger]], Co-President (Cape Cod)  
 
*[[Laura Roskos]], Co-President (Cape Cod)  
 
*[[Laura Roskos]], Co-President (Cape Cod)  
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==United for Peace and Justice===
 
==United for Peace and Justice===
 
 
WILPF is affiliated with the [[United for Peace and Justice]].<ref>[http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/UFPJGroups071607.htm UPJ Affiliates]</ref>
 
WILPF is affiliated with the [[United for Peace and Justice]].<ref>[http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/UFPJGroups071607.htm UPJ Affiliates]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
 
*[http://www.wilpf.org/ Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom website]
 
*[http://www.wilpf.org/ Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom website]
 
*[http://www.unitedforpeace.org United for Peace and Justice website]
 
*[http://www.unitedforpeace.org United for Peace and Justice website]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Institute for Policy Studies]]
 
[[Category:Institute for Policy Studies]]
 
[[Category:United for Peace and Justice]]
 
[[Category:United for Peace and Justice]]
 
[[Category:Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom]]
 
[[Category:Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom]]

Revision as of 03:12, 24 March 2010

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1915 during World War I. Jane Addams was its first president.

About

Laurie Belton is the WILPF Director of Operations and Theta Pavis is the WILPF Peace and Freedom editor.[1]

The WILPF publishes Peace and Freedom Magazine.[2]

The League has also operated out of a Washington legislative office formerly shared with Women Strike for Peace. It has cooperated in WPC and WIDF projects to such an extent that WILPF last year was made a WPC affiliate. WILPF has a tax-exempt "educational" arm, the Jane Adams Peace Association. WILPF leaders include Yvonne Logan, president; Liggy Frank, executive director and Betsy Sweet, program director.

The heavy-handed pro-Soviet stance of many WILPF activists includes participation in the WPC and USPC by Disarmament Coordinator Katherine Camp; frequent sponsorship of exchange visits with the Soviet Women's Committee; and a call for a campaign against "anti-Sovietism" in the media-defined as any suggestion that the USSR may be responsible for the arms race or pose a threat to the United States. WILPF's "star" petition campaign utilizes an old WPC slogan, "Stop the Arms Race."[3]

Mission

WILPF it aims to promote peace through "world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all."[4]

National Board

The following are members of the WILPF National Board, as of March 18, 2010:[5]

Ex-Officio Members

United for Peace and Justice=

WILPF is affiliated with the United for Peace and Justice.[6]

External links

References