Cape Cod’s Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) is a group of women and men who work to create justice and peace locally, nationally and internationally. WILPF envisions a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social and economic justice for all people everywhere -- a world in which the interconnecting web of life is acknowledged and celebrated, and human societies are designed and organized for self-governance and sustainable existence. In pursuit of these goals we educate ourselves and others, take action against injustice, and nourish one another.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915 by a group of international women’s suffragists who met at the Hague in the Netherlands. They sought ways to end the war in Europe so they could return to the struggle for their full inclusion as women in the political decisions of their countries. Two of WILPF’s founders, Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, received Nobel Peace Prizes for their antiwar work. Today, WILPF has sections in over 40 countries, branches in more than 100 United States communities, and consultative status at the United Nations.
Cape Cod WILPF Program Meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street in Harwich EXCEPT for July and August meetings (see current newsletter for details).
DIRECTIONS - Go south at Exit 10 off Route 6, go left at first blinking light onto Queen Anne Road, then a short distance to a right on Oak Street.
Potluck supper starts at 6:00 PM
Program Meeting at 6:30 PM.
In response to the ongoing crisis in Israel/Palestine, the West Asia committee of the Cape Cod Branch of WILPF has compiled a resource/reading list to inform and inspire, in the hopes that mainstream misinformation can be corrected and a just peace can be secured.
If you are interested in joining national or Cape Cod WILPF please contact our Membership Coordinators: Mary Zep at (508) 398-1023 or Laurie Gates at (508) 432-4245.