The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 during World War I, with Jane Addams as its first president. WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
WILPF is a membership organization with active sections in 42 countries around the world. Individuals living in countries with an active section, such as the United States, may become WILPF members if they agree to support WILPF’s Aims and Principles and pay dues to the national section. Membership in WILPF U.S. automatically includes membership in the international organization as well as in a local branch.