Women’s International League
for Peace and Freedom
Henry Garcia
California State University, Fresno
WILPF
• WILPF's first International President was Jane
Addams, founder of Hull House in Chicago and
the first U.S. woman t...
WILPF cont…
• WILPF works to create an environment of
political, economic, social and psychological
freedom for all member...
WILPF International Organizational
Charts
International Congress
Executive Committee
International Office
International
Re...
Community of Context
• Because WILPF is an international organization,
branches and members can be found in a variety
of g...
Populations-at-risk whose needs the
agency addresses
• the equality of all people in a world free of
sexism, racism, class...
WILPF Mission
WILPF members create the peaceful transformation they
wish to see in the world by making connections that:
•...
WILPF Aims
• WILPF envisions a transformed world at peace,
where there is racial, social, and economic justice
for all peo...
WILPF: Agency Practices
• The agency’s practices include:
• teaching
• learning from each other
• advocating
Significance of WILPF in terms of social
justice, social work values, and human
rights
• Both WILPF and the profession of ...
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  1. 1. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Henry Garcia California State University, Fresno
  2. 2. WILPF • WILPF's first International President was Jane Addams, founder of Hull House in Chicago and the first U.S. woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  3. 3. WILPF cont… • WILPF works to create an environment of political, economic, social and psychological freedom for all members of the human community, so that true peace can be enjoyed by all.
  4. 4. WILPF International Organizational Charts International Congress Executive Committee International Office International Representatives (UN, UNESCO, FAO, ILO, UNICEF) Standing Committees Project Coordinators Regional Coordinators National Section
  5. 5. Community of Context • Because WILPF is an international organization, branches and members can be found in a variety of global communities. • WILPF now has 25 national sections on five continents. • In the U.S. section, members and branches across the country are supported by a national office in Philadelphia, a legislative office in Washington, DC, and a non-governmental (NGO) representatives at the UN.
  6. 6. Populations-at-risk whose needs the agency addresses • the equality of all people in a world free of sexism, racism, classism, and homophobia • the guarantee of fundamental human rights including the right to sustainable development • an end to all forms of violence: rape, battering, exploitation, intervention and war • the transfer of world resources from military to human needs, leading to economic justice within and among nations • and, world disarmament and peaceful resolution of international conflicts via the United Nations.
  7. 7. WILPF Mission 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 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
  8. 8. WILPF Aims • WILPF envisions a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social, and economic justice for all people everywhere - a world in which: • The needs of all people are met in a fair and equitable manner • All people equally participate in making the decisions that affect them • The interconnected web of life is acknowledged and celebrated in diverse ways and communities • Human societies are designed and organized for sustainable existence.
  9. 9. WILPF: Agency Practices • The agency’s practices include: • teaching • learning from each other • advocating
  10. 10. Significance of WILPF in terms of social justice, social work values, and human rights • Both WILPF and the profession of Social Work: • enhance human wellbeing and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. • a historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual wellbeing in a social context and the wellbeing of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.

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