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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Profile

Country/TerritorySwitzerland
Websitewww.wilpf.int.ch/index.htm
Founded1915
In their own wordsBrings "together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means, promoting political, economic and social justice for all."

Funding

WILPF is funded by the Netherlands, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as by individual women and foundations.

Activities

  • WIPLF enjoys ECOSOC consultative status and is a member of the NGO Working Group on the Middle East.
  • WILPF is a member of the Coalition of Women for Peace(CWP), a highly politicized Israeli NGO umbrella group funded by NIF and the EU. CWP marked Israel’s Independence Day in 2007 with commemorations of the “Naqba” – the Palestinian “catastrophe.” (page 20)
  • WILPF has lobbied for an NGO Forum at the Durban Review Conference, erasing the antisemitism and virulent anti-Israel rhetoric of the NGO Forum at the first Durban conference in 2001.
  • In statements to the UN, WILPF promotes a very biased view of the Israel-Arab conflict, falsely accusing Israel of “relentless destruction of Palestinian infrastructure” and maintaining “more than 650 checkpoints where Palestinians are brutalized and die.”
  • Click here for NGO Monitor’s report on WILPF’s statements to the UN.

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