Wilpf- agency analysis


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Wilpf- agency analysis

  1. 1. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  2. 2. MISSION STATEMENT: "WILPF members create the peaceful transformation they wish to see in the world by making connections that: Provide continuity with the past so that knowledge of historical events and patterns inform 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
  3. 3. The oldest world-wide organization that promotes peace and freedom for all. Build a world, where everyone has equality, justice, and freedom through peaceful actions and educating communities. GOALS: 1. Enhance human rights 2. Empower vulnerable populations 3. Increase environment issues awareness 4. End any kinds of discrimination
  4. 4. TARGET POPULATION: WILPF members work alongside their “population-at-risk” in micro and macro setting. Micro context: All individuals that are discriminated based on their, gender, nationality, sexuality, age, social or/and economic status. Macro context: The environment and wars around the world.
  5. 5. SPECIFIC POPULATIONS: Women, men and children… …facing violence: domestic, battering, rape, and sexual exploitation. …facing injustice made by corporations, food industries, and environmental hazards. Homeless that live in the Fresno area. People involved in wars regarding the Middle East: Palestine, Israel, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
  6. 6. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: WILPF is an international organization with the geographical locations spread around the globe, 37 countries. The community is very diverse in sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and income levels. The Fresno branch of WILPF focuses on the Fresno County population, however individuals are from all counties in the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of the world. The average participant is in the middle working class, ages 20-65 years old men and woman.
  7. 7. The Fresno WILPF branch attempts to be actively involved in many community gatherings like protests, film screenings, and meetings. Some organizations that WILPF interacts with are Cineculture, Peace Fresno, Peace Madera Centro de la Familia, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, KFCF 88.1 FM and the Community Alliance newspaper.
  8. 8. SERVICES: WILPF does not provide physical health, mental health or social services. However, WILPF has committees which act to advocate, educate, and plan local events. Fresno WILPF provides "tabling" (providing educational brochures), answering related questions, informing about upcoming events and organizing events that affect their diverse clients. The services focus on the committees under the WILPF Fresno branch.
  9. 9. COMMITTEES (AND LEADERS): 1. Building Beloved Community- focus on stopping the destruction of the homeless encampments. (Nancy Waidtlow and Bev Fitzpatrick) 2. Middle East- supporting to build community centers on Refugee camps. (Lynn Graham) 3. Earth Democracy- preserving the Earth’s natural resources and educating the public about genetically modified organisms. (Jean Hays and Joan Poss- field supervisor) 4. Advancing Human Rights- spreading awareness about human trafficking and preventative steps to take to decrease number of victims. (Teresa Castillo) 5. Corporations vs. Democracy- limiting the power of corporations and spreading awareness of the negative effects.( Kit Williams ) the
  10. 10. Examples of Recent Activities: Social Justice Meetings: Monthly WILPF Meetings; Interfaith Social Justice Collaboration; The Greatest Area Chapters of ACLU; Fresno Center for Non-Violence; Women's Alliance meetings at Fresno State. Awareness films and post discussions: “Do the Math;” “Hecho en Mexico;” “Whistleblower;” “The Other Son;” “A Fierce Green Fire;” “La Americana.” Speeches: Bill Mckibben, an environmentalist; "Department of Communications" panel Discussion about drones. Marches: -Comprehensive Reform March in Clovis; Rally Comprehensive Reform in Fresno. Homeless –”Food Not Bombs”- prepare lunch for the low-income families and homeless; visit homeless encampments; EcoGarden. Women Issues: “Take Back the Night”- bring awareness to the issue of sexual violence and other forms of violence against
  11. 11. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: WILPF is an international non-profit organization placed in 37 countries, with their main office in New York. One of their branches is located in Fresno (PO Box 5114 Fresno, CA, 93755) Members of the Fresno branch are similar to volunteers since they don’t get any monetary benefits. Most members are retired woman in middle class households. They get to choose to play an active or semi-active role in their committees’ services. Transportation and logistics vary from person to person based on their desire, ability, and willingness.
  13. 13. ORGANIZATION FUNCTIONS: WILPF and the NASW share the ambition of reaching the social work values. WILPF members strive to be cultural competence, by attending film screenings and other events that promote cultural awareness and cultural celebration. Members also promote social justice, empowerment and human rights through standing committees (please see previous slides).
  14. 14. LA ORGANIZACIÓN MUNDIAL POR LA PAZ MEXICO La Organización Mundial por la PAZ is also known as The World Organization for Peace. The OMPP is also nonprofit international institution that promotes peace within people and their environment. The Mexico branch services focus on educating the public on their issues, through panel discussions, media outlets, educational settings, movies showings, meetings, and connecting with community events. The mission of the organization is to have a world where people are treated with respect, compassion, and dignity. OMPP enhance humanity values, like ending the power of drug cartels, no nuclear weapons, and earthfriendly resolutions. The mission of the organization is to have a “no war world” where people are treated with respect, compassion, and dignity.
  16. 16. Janette Miguel SWRK 180 Agency Analysis Thank you for your time.