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Call for Participation: International Women’s Day for Peace & Disarmament

Women have often been at the forefront of peace and disarmament initiatives. With their own unique experience and analysis of armed conflict, they have been dedicated to building a culture of peace within their communities, countries and on an international level. Women are working for peace in many ways, but this rarely gets the attention and focus it deserves.

On International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, we celebrate the historic and current efforts of women for peacebuilding and disarmament. The message is clear: we refuse violence as a solution to the world’s challenges. We are working for a just and peaceful world, one that meets human needs, not military ones!

Everybody can join this celebration! We kindly invite you to join us in this worldwide celebration by organizing your own event/action/initiative to raise awareness on women’s dedication and contributions to building cultures of peace!

Let us know if and how you will be celebrating May 24 – are you writing an article, will you organize a workshop, film screening, panel discussion, peace march or will you be raising awareness online? You can also look into activities already taking place around May 24, and add a May 24 component to it.

WPP can support your May 24 initiative by providing ideas, resource materials (publications, DVDs) and coordination in the outreach of the initiative. You will be mentioned in WPP’s communication activities around May 24; by mentioning your initiative, organization and organizational logo. Please contact us via and

Unfortunately, we cannot provide financial support for May 24 initiatives.

Read the full Action Brief for complete details

See also the Women Peacemakers Program coverage of the 20th Anniversary of Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament

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