The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the world’s oldest and largest women’s peace organization.
WILPF was founded in 1915 by women seeking an end to World War I. Early leaders included Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jane Addams, pictured above left. WILPF was present at the founding of the United Nations.
WILPF now has sections in 37 countries and on all continents. WILPF’s International Secretariat is based in Geneva with a New York United Nations office. The U.S. section is based in Philadelphia and has 80 branches, including the Minnesota Metro Branch, established in 1922.
Our vision is a culture of peace. WILPF’s Minnesota Metro Branch sponsors events, including the regular Coffee With program, and educates its members and others on critical peace-related issues including water, democracy, corporate personhood, human rights, violence, justice, women’s rights and more.