1. Advocacy for safe and affordable drinking water.2. Environmental Issues (i.e. pesticides, pollutants, global warming etc.)3. Poverty4. Abolishing Corporate Personhood5. Domestic Violence6. Anti-War Activism7. Racism8. Sexism9. Lobbies Governments (Strives for racial, social, and economic justice for all)10. Advocate for Human Rights ( Works with the United Nations)
Currently WILPF Is Involved withadvocating for clean and affordableWater for everyone.Collaborating with Community WaterCenter in Visalia.This is been a pressing issue consideringThe fact that a representative from theU.N recently visited this year and deter-Mind that 17 rural communities hadUnclean and unsafe water conditions.(Water issue example 5 bills were recentlyPassed in California that concerned theseIssues.)
President Co-President Vice President International Board (composed of women througout The world.) roughly 42 Interns Volunteers WILFP is unique beccomprised of a internati al, national, and regional branches.
WILPF represents and supports the rights and advocates for justice of all human beings;1. Internationally2. Nationally3. Regionally
WILPF members create the peaceful transformation the wish to see in the world by making connections that: • Provide continuity with the past so that knowledge of historical events and patterns informs current activities for change. • Create analysis and action that reflect and reinforce each other. • Link and challenge root causes of oppression, especially racism, sexism, heterosexism, militarism, economic disparity, and political disempowerment. • Build and strengthen relationships and movements for justice, peace, and radical democracy.
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; 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.
Practice on a Macro and Micro level Lobbying Advocating Informing the community ( Forums, conferences, Presentations, outreach) Educating Individuals Networking Collaborating on projects with other organizations Creating Research Fundraising Community Organizing, national, and international.
WILPF’s aims and goals to a large extent co-inside with those of Social Work. They seek to promote social justice , equality, and human welfare. Socially they also aim to have peace in the world , free of wars and violence. In terms of Social Work values they correlate to our Ethical Responsibilities to the Broader Society in Section 6 of our Code of Ethics. Which is “Social Workers should promote the general welfare of society, from local to global levels , and the development of people.”
WILPF like Social Work works to inform the public in shaping social policies and institutions. WILFP is involved in the political arena and advocates and lobbies for the needs of society and our world at large. WILPF also works towards eliminating “exploitation and discrimination against any person, group, class, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national ori gin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental and physical ability.” (NASW Code of Ethics 2011)
NASW.2011”Code of Ethics” National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved 19 Oct. 2011. http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp WILFP.2011”Womens International League for Peace and Freedom” Retrieved 19 Oct.2011. http://www.wilpfinternational.org/AboutUs/index.ht m