Shaping future WILPF

On the Road to Congress

The Future WILPF process started in July 2021, and concluded with WILPF Congress in July 2022. It was an extensive reflection, planning and co-creation process which resulted in WILPF’s International Programme 2022-2025 along with a set of Organisational Development priorities. This website will remain live until 2024 but no further updates will be made.

For a future of feminist peace and freedom: help shape WILPF’s strategic direction and get ready for WILPF’s 33rd International Congress!

The countdown to WILPF’s International Congress has started! The Future WILPF process is here to help WILPFers around the world get involved and stay informed along the way. There is a lot going on! 

We are in the process of creating WILPF’s next International Programme – a global strategy that will guide our continued evolution and impact as the world’s longest-standing women’s peace organisation. To get to an International Programme that represents and speaks to all of WILPF and the movement we are building, we need everyone involved!

We are preparing for our first-ever virtual Congress, taking place on 16-24 July 2022. We will sorely miss our usual in-person convening and togetherness, but hope to take advantage of the opportunities for participation that meeting online can bring. Be sure to follow and participate in the nomination processes and proposal development in the lead-up to Congress. Gather your ideas, inspiration, and people to help make it a success!

Not sure where to start and how to take part in this process? We have prepared a participation pack where you will find guidance, supporting documents, and schedules, which will be useful for planning your engagement and making the most of this co-creation process.

For more WILPF information and members’ resources, be sure to visit myWILPF, the platform where WILPFers across the world can connect, share ideas and strategise for our common goal of feminist peace.  

The Congress virtual platform with event registration and programme details will be announced here soon.

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What is the International Programme?

The International Programme is a forward-looking plan for WILPF. It embodies the work undertaken by WILPF locally and globally, and guides the major bodies of WILPF: the International Congress, the International Board, the Standing Committees, the Working Groups, the National Sections/Groups, and the International Secretariat.

The current International Programme (2018-2021) will be in place until the next International Congress has adopted a new one.

Leading up to the International Congress, we are calling on WILPF’s global community to get involved in shaping the next International Programme! Follow the links on this page to participate in the co-creation process, which kicked off in July 2021 and will conclude in May 2022, when a proposed final version will be circulated to Sections ahead of Congress. Once the new International Programme has been adopted at Congress, all of WILPF will move forward with implementation, and support/build collective monitoring and learning.

Roadmap to future wilpf

Future WILPF is about more than the International Programme. It’s about building the strength and power of our movement, equipping our global community to take action for change, and committing deeply to our collective vision of feminist peace.

The Future WILPF process aims to guide members along several participation tracks, so that, together, we can shape WILPF’s future strategies, governance processes, and organisational development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Future WILPF has been launched in advance of WILPF’s 33rd International Congress in 2022, when the new International Programme and other recommended changes to WILPF’s structures, systems, policies, and by-laws will be presented for adoption.

 There are other important reasons why this work is taking place now. WILPF is growing, and we need a strategy that is reflective of all of us, and a commitment from all of us on how we want to work together. At the last WILPF Congress, which took place in Ghana in 2018, a number of governance changes were also made with the agreement that the organisation would take stock of how the new structures were functioning.

Now is therefore a good time to put our heads and hearts together to reflect on the “why, what, and how” of our collective work.

Future WILPF has been rolled out in a series of phases, starting in July 2021. These include:

Consultation | July-October 2021

  • Global and regional calls
  • Members, the International Board, and the International Secretariat submit input


Development | October 2021

  • Together, the International Board and International Secretariat review all the contributions and formulate a first draft 


Feedback and Validation |

November 2021

  • Preliminary draft shared with Sections/Groups
  • Feedback channels opened for all members and staff
  • Proposed directions discussed at the Future WILPF Virtual Conference (19-21 November)


December 2021 – May 2022

  • Adjustments to drafts, additional discussions and validation
  • Submission of proposals related to any proposed constitutional changes (Standing Constitutional Committee)


Adoption | July 2022

  • Validated International Programme adopted at Congress
  • Proposals for organisational functioning tabled


See the Calendar to stay on top of what is happening when!

There are so many opportunities to get involved! WILPFers are invited to:

  • Share your thoughts and ideas in any of the following ways:
    • Online form (English, Français, Español, العربية)
    • Email to, indicating “Future WILPF” in the subject line.
    • Voice/Text/Video message via your regional WhatsApp/Signal group. Contact WILPF’s Membership Team if you need the phone numbers.
    • Join our collective brainstorming
      Help build our word clouds! The results will contribute to strategic discussions and be shared in the next newsletter!
  • Join or host a discussion:
    Does your Section, Group, Branch, Network or Region have ideas on topics that you would like to see covered in this process? Host or host a discussion! Contact so that we can add it to the Future WILPF calendar and give your idea the attention it deserves
  • Volunteer as a translator or interpreter: Contact for more information.
  • Join Global Calls: Regular Global Calls convene members to reflect, listen, exchange, and give ideas for WILPF work areas, the values and principles we care about, and the way we work. Check the schedule of calls on the Future WILPF Calendar and find the notes from prior calls in the shared folder. Not able to join the calls? You can still share your thoughts on the topics ahead of the calls, or view the notes and comment on them afterwards.
  • Join regional calls
    WILPF’s Regional Representatives are convening meetings with WILPF Sections and Groups at regional level to brief members of the Future WILPF process, to listen to Sections’ and members’ perspectives, and to discuss regional dynamics and priorities.  

    Check the schedule of calls on the Future WILPF Calendar to see when regional calls are taking place in your region or contact your Regional Representative for more information.

Sign up for our Future WILPF newsletter to be the first to know when new opportunities open up.

We value insights and feedback from our peers and partners who are interested in advancing the movement for feminist peace. If you are not a member but you have ideas to share, contact Jenny Aulin, Membership Manager, at

Absolutely. We have developed a participation pack that includes discussion points and templates to support Future WILPF discussions and submissions, and a team from The Strategy Circle will be helping to facilitate organisational development discussions.

Interpretation services in English, French and Spanish are available for all Global Calls and workshops to ensure the process is highly/more participatory and inclusive.

The Future WILPF calendar and newsletter keep you up to date on upcoming discussions, consultations, and other opportunities to get involved. Stay informed about what’s new by signing up to the Future WILPF newsletter!

If you have any questions or concerns related to Future WILPF, you can also email Jenny Aulin, Membership Manager, at

Stay updated

Be the first to know when new tracks on the roadmap to Future WILPF open up! Sign up for our e-newsletter, Future WILPF News, to receive all the latest news right in your inbox.

Who's Who?

The International Board is the governing body of WILPF and is in charge of ensuring that WILPF is achieving its aims and principles, including that the decisions adopted by Congress are implemented. The International Board is playing a key role in facilitating the Future WILPF process.

The Regional Representatives are members of the International Board, and they are the ones organising consultations and discussions within their respective regions. They are responsible for ensuring that the Sections and members in their region are participating in the development of the International Programme and the forming of WILPF as a global organisation.

The Standing Constitution Committee is responsible for coordinating the proposed amendments to WILPF’s Constitution and By-Laws. The Committee has also the authority to propose amendments of the Constitution and By-Laws for adoption at the International Congress.

The Organisational Development (OD) Coordination Group, mandated by the International Board, was an ad-hoc group composed of a mix of International Board members, International Secretariat staff, and Section members. The group drafted the participation plan for the Future WILPF process in 2021.

The Congress Steering Committee consists of members of Sections supported by some International Secretariat staff. The committee has oversight responsibilities to ensure that the Congress achieves its goals in terms of content and process.

The Nomination Committee has been appointed by the International Board and  coordinates the nominations for the new International Board. The role of the Committee includes seeking nominations for the positions of President, two Vice-Presidents, and Treasurer, and advising Sections on the process for the nomination of Regional Representatives and their Alternates. 

The Election Committee will be constituted at the beginning of the Congress. Its mandate will be to facilitate the election process of the International Board by presenting a list of recommended candidates or organising the voting process if that becomes necessary.

The International Secretariat works closely with the International Board and the National Sections to ensure the implementation of the decisions made at the International Congress. It provides support in the areas of membership development and engagement, advocacy, communications, and financial operations, including developing new initiatives that further WILPF’s aims and principles. In the Future WILPF process, the Secretariat is playing an important role in facilitating the participatory process, including supporting communication and convening and participating in thematic discussions with and between members.

The Strategy Circle is a team of facilitators based in South Africa who have been hired to give advice and guidance on the Future WILPF process. They are facilitating the Global Calls and working closely with the International Board on supporting organisational development and strengthening governance.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of active bodies in WILPF. Standing Committees, Working Groups, and Networks are to continue their work in their mandated roles following WILPF’s procedural rules as per our Constitution and By-Laws during the Future WILPF process.

Share your thoughts and ideas

Question of the moment: What is feminist peace?

Join or host a consultation

From July 2021 onwards, WILPF members have been invited to regular global calls to participate in discussions aimed at developing the vision, values, and actions for WILPF’s future. Want to host a discussion? Contact

Volunteer as a translator or interpreter

Do you speak multiple languages? If so, we need you! As we move towards our International Congress, we will need help with translations of internal documents and small pieces of text. We will also need help with interpretation during Congress workshops and ‘connect sessions’. We are primarily looking for individuals able to speak and write in two or more of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Arabic. If you are interested in providing your skills, please contact

Share your thoughts and ideas

Not able to join the calls? You can still share your thoughts and ideas ahead of the call, or view the notes and comment on them afterwards!

Share your thoughts and ideas in any of the following ways:

  • Online form (AR, EN, FR, SP)
  • Email to
  • Voice/Text message via your regional WhatsApp/Signal group (or contact WILPF’s Membership Team if you need the phone numbers).

Co-create the next International Programme

Have your voice heard! WILPF’s next International Programme is being developed through a process of co-creation – meaning our entire worldwide community is invited to participate in regional, national, and global discussions about what our strategic direction should look like. Get involved today to share your thoughts on WILPF’s work, vision, values, and actions.

Start by exploring this page, checking out the Participation Pack, or joining one of the many upcoming discussions. You can also write to your Regional Representative to learn more about how you can participate on a national and regional level.

Overseen by the International Board.

Organise and attend Congress 2022

WILPF’s next International Congress will take place from 16-24 July 2022 (this is due to the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic). This track will open for registration and activity proposals in March 2022.

For more information, email

Coordinated by the International Board and the Congress Steering Committee.
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Nominate WILPFers to serve as representatives

Each International Congress includes the election of WILPFers to join the International Board. The board is responsible for the overall leadership of WILPF, for setting the strategic and tactical objectives of the organisation as a whole, and for ensuring that WILPF stays true to its aims, values, and principles.

It is the role of the present International Board to establish a Nomination Committee, while the election process is coordinated by an Election Committee that will be constituted at the beginning of Congress.

The call for members to serve on the International Board is now out! National Sections have time until 19 March to submit nominations for the elected positions of President, two Vice-Presidents, and the Treasurer and to meet in their region to nominate one Regional Representative and one alternative Regional Representative. For more information, contact your Regional Representative or send an email to

Build and strengthen the way WILPF works together

To take action and make an impact in the world, we also need to look at how we function together. During the regular regional and Global Calls throughout 2021 and 2022, WILPFers are exploring gaps that need to be filled, policies we need to change, policies we need to make, work methods we need to finetune, and more. We seek solutions together, so we can fulfill our collective vision for a Future WILPF.

Coordinated by the International Board and Standing Committees, but implemented by all of WILPF!

Partage tes idées

Tu ne peux pas rejoindre les appels ? Tu peux partager tes idées avant les appels, ou consulter les notes et faire vos commentaires par la suite !

Partage tes idées en utilisant l’un des modes de communication suivants :

  • Remplis le formulaire en ligne (anglaisfrançaisespagnolالعربية).
  • Envoie un courriel à, avec “Future WILPF” en objet.
  • Envoie un message vocal ou un texto via tes groupes régionaux WhatsApp/Signal. Contacte l’équipe d’adhésion de WILPF si tu as besoin des numéros de téléphone.

بناء وتعزيز طريقة عملنا مع بعضنا البعض

لاتخاذ الأفعال وإحداث تأثير في العالم ، نحتاج أيضاً إلى النظر في كيفية عملنا معاً. خلال المكالمات الإقليمية والعالمية المنتظمة خلال عامي ٢٠٢١ و ٢٠٢٢ ، تستكشف العضوات الفجوات التي يجب سدها ، والسياسات التي نحتاج إلى تغييرها ، والسياسات التي نحتاج إلى وضعها ، وأساليب العمل التي نحتاج إلى ضبطها ، والمزيد. نسعى إلى إيجاد الحلول معاً ، حتى نتمكن من تحقيق رؤيتنا الجماعية لمستقبل WILPF.

يشرف على هذه العملية المجلس الدولي واللجان الدائمة،  ولكن يتم تنفيذها بمشاركة جميع عضوات WILPF!


اختیار عضوات المجلس الدولي ومنسقات اللجان

يتضمن كل مؤتمر دولي انتخاب عضوات للانضمام إلى مجلس WILPF الدولي. هذا المجلس مسؤول عن

القيادة العامة لـ WILPF؛ عن تحديد الأهداف الإستراتيجية والتكتيكية للمؤسسة ككل؛ و عن ضمان التزام WILPF بأهدافها وقيمها ومبادئها.

إن دور المجلس الدولي الحالي هو إنشاء لجنة الترشيح، بينما يتم تنسيق عملية الانتخابات من قبل لجنة الانتخابات التي سيتم تشكيلها في بداية كونغرس.

الدعوة الآن مفتوحة للعضوات الراغبات بالعمل في المجلس الدولي! لدى الأقسام الوطنية متسع من الوقت حتى ١٩ مارس لتقديم الترشيحات للمناصب المنتخبة: الرئيسة ونائبيتين للرئيسة وأمينة الخزانة. كما ويمكن للأقسام الآن الاجتماع في منطقتهم لتسمية ممثلة إقليمية واحدة وممثلة إقليمية بديلة. للمزيد من المعلومات ، يمكن الاتصال بالممثلة الإقليمية الخاص بكن أو أرسال بريداً إلكترونياً إلى


تنظیم وحضور كونغرس ٢٠٢٢

سيعقد المؤتمر الدولي القادم لـ WILPF عبر الإنترنت في الفترة

من ١٦ إلى ٢٤ يوليو ٢٠٢٢ (ويرجع ذلك إلى حالة عدم اليقين التي أحدثتها جائحة COVID-19). سيفتح هذا المسار للتسجيل ولمقترحات الأنشطة في مارس ٢٠٢٢.

للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء التواصل معنا على

يشرف على هذه العملية مجلس WILPF الدولي لجنة المؤتمر التوجيهية.

سيُفتَح قريباً

المشاركة في إنشاء البرنامج الدولي التالي​

ليكن صوتكِ مسموع! يتم تطوير برنامج WILPF الدولي التالي من خلال عملية إنشاء مشتركة - مما يعني أن مجتمع WILPF العالمي بأكمله مدعو للمشاركة في المناقشات الإقليمية والوطنية والعالمية حول الشكل الذي يجب أن يتّخذه مستقبلنا. انضموا إلينا وشاركن أفكاركن حول عمل WILPF ورؤيتها وقيمها.

يمكن الابتداء باستكشاف هذه الصفحة، أو استكشاف رزمة المشاركة، أو الانضمام إلى إحدى المناقشات القادمة. يمكن أيضاً التواصل مع ممثلتكن الإقليمية، للمزيد من المعلومات حول كيفية المشاركة على المستوى الوطني والإقليمي.

يشرف على هذه العملية مجلس WILPF الدولي.


التطوع للترجمة اللغوية أو الفورية

إن كانت لديكن المهارات اللغويّة، فنحن بحاجة لكن! بينما نتقدّم في عملية تطوير البرنامج الدولي التالي، سنحتاج إلى المساعدة في ترجمة المستندات والنصوص الداخلية. سنحتاج أيضاً إلى المساعدة في الترجمة أثناء الجلسات الجانبية للمكالمات الإقليمية والعالمية. نحن نبحث بشكل أساسي عن أفراد قادرين على التحدث والكتابة بلغتين أو أكثر من اللغات التالية: الإنجليزية والفرنسية والإسبانية واليابانية والعربية. من لها اهتمام بتوفير مهاراتها، فيرجى التواصل معنا للحصول على المزيد من المعلومات، على العنوان التالي:  

الانضمام إلى/استضافة حوار أو نقاش

ابتداءً يوليو ٢٠٢١ ، تمت دعوة العضوات لإجراء مكالمات عالمية منتظمة للمشاركة في المناقشات التي تهدف إلى تطوير الرؤية والقيم والإجراءات لمستقبل WILPF.

في حال رغبة أي منكن في استضافة مناقشة،  الرجاء التواصل معنا من خلال:

مشاركة الآراء

سؤال الساعة: ما هو السلام النسوي؟

Desarrolla y fortalece las maneras de trabajar en conjunto en WILPF

Para que nuestras acciones tengan un impacto en el mundo, también debemos observar cómo funcionamos juntas. Durante las llamadas regulares regionales y globales a lo largo del 2021 y 2022, los WILPFers están explorando las brechas que deben llenarse, las políticas que debemos cambiar o implementar, los métodos de trabajo que debemos afinar y más. Buscamos soluciones juntas, para que podamos cumplir nuestra visión colectiva para el Futuro de WILPF.

Coordinado por la Junta Internacional y los Comités Permanentes, pero implementado por todo WILPF.

Designar WILPFeras que
sirvan como representantes

Cada Congreso Internacional incluye la elección de los miembros de la Junta Internacional. La Junta Internacional es responsable del liderazgo general de WILPF, de establecer los objetivos estratégicos y tácticos de la organización en su conjunto y de garantizar que WILPF se mantenga fiel a sus objetivos, valores y principios.

Es función de la presente Junta Internacional establecer un Comité de Nominación, mientras que el proceso de elección es coordinado por un Comité de Elecciones que se constituirá al comienzo del Congreso.

¡Ya salió la convocatoria para que los miembros sirvan en la Junta Internacional! Las Secciones Nacionales tienen tiempo hasta el 19 de marzo para presentar nominaciones para los cargos electos de presidenta, dos vicepresidentas y tesorera y reunirse en su región para nominar una representante regional y una suplente. Para obtener más información, comunícate con tu representante regional o envía un correo electrónico a

Organiza y asiste el Congreso de 2022

El próximo Congreso Internacional tendrá lugar en línea de 16 al 24 julio del 2022 (a causa de las incertidumbres producidas por la pandemia). Esta vía se abrirá para inscripciones y propuestas de actividades en marzo del 2022.

Envía un correo electrónico a para obtener más información.

Coordinado por la Junta Internacional y el Comité Directivo del Congreso.
de poco

Ayuda a crear el próximo Programa Internacional

Expresate! El próximo Programa Internacional de WILPF se está desarrollando a través de un proceso de colaborativo, lo que significa que toda nuestra comunidad mundial está invitada a participar en discusiones regionales, nacionales y globales sobre cómo debería ser nuestra dirección estratégica. Involúcrate hoy para compartir tus pensamientos sobre el trabajo, la visión, los valores y las acciones de WILPF. Comienza explorando esta página, consulta el paquete de participación o únete a una de las próximas discusiones. También puedes escribirle a tu representante regional para obtener más información sobre cómo puedes participar a nivel nacional y regional.

Supervisado por la Junta Internacional.

Contribuye como traductora o intérprete

¿Hablas varios idiomas? ¡Si es así, te necesitamos! A medida que avancemos hacia nuestro Congreso Internacional, necesitaremos ayuda con las traducciones de documentos internos y pequeños fragmentos de texto. También necesitaremos ayuda con la interpretación durante los talleres del Congreso y las sesiones de conexión. Buscamos principalmente personas capaces de hablar y escribir en dos o más de los siguientes idiomas: inglés, francés, español, japonés y árabe. Si estás interesado/a en brindar tus habilidades, comunícate con .

Únete a una discusión

Desde julio del 2021, los miembros de WILPF han sido invitados a llamadas globales periódicas para participar en debates destinados a desarrollar la visión, los valores y las acciones para el futuro de WILPF. ¿Quieres organizar una discusión? Ponte en contacto con

Comparte tus ideas

Pregunta del momento: ¿que es la paz feminista?

Développer et renforcer la manière dont on travaille ensemble

‘Future WILPF’ est bien plus que le Programme International. Il s'agit de renforcer notre mouvement, d'équiper notre communauté mondiale afin qu’elle puisse au mieux agir pour le changement, et s’engager ensemble pour une vision collective d’une paix féministe. Au cours des appels nationaux, régionaux et mondiaux qui auront lieu dans la période précédant le Congrès, nous discuterons des lacunes que nous souhaitons combler, des politiques que nous devons changer ou créer. Nous réfléchirons aussi à comment ajuster au mieux nos manières de faire et processus de travail, et plus encore. Ensemble, nous chercherons des solutions, afin de réaliser notre vision collective pour l’avenir de WILPF.

Coordonné par le Groupe de coordination du développement organisationnel, mais mis en œuvre par l'ensemble de WILPF!

Désigner des représentantes de WILPF

Chaque Congrès International comprend l'élection du Conseil International. Le Conseil International est responsable de la direction générale de WILPF ; de la définition des objectifs stratégiques et tactiques de l'organisation dans son ensemble ; et de la garantie que WILPF reste fidèle à ses objectifs, ses valeurs et ses principes.

C'est le rôle du Conseil International actuel d'établir un Comité de Nomination, tandis que le processus d'élection est coordonné par un Comité d'Election qui sera constitué au début du Congrès.

L'appel aux membres pour siéger au Conseil international est démarré ! Les Sections Nationales ont jusqu'au 19 mars pour soumettre des candidatures aux postes élus de présidente, de deux vice-présidentes et de trésorière et pour se réunir dans leur région afin de nommer une représentante régionale et un représentante régionale suppléant.

Pour plus d'informations, contacte ta représentant régional ou envoie un e-mail à

Organiser le Congrès et y participer

Le prochain Congrès International de WILPF aura lieu en ligne du 16 au 24 juillet 2022 (cela est dû aux incertitudes provoquées par la pandémie de COVID-19). Cette voie ouvrira aux inscriptions et aux propositions d'activités en mars 2022.

Pour plus d'informations, écris à

Coordonné par le Conseil International et le Comité Directeur du Congrès.

Participer à l'élaboration du prochain Programme International

Fais entendre ta voix ! Le prochain Programme International de WILPF est développé à travers un processus de création collaboratif - ce qui signifie que toute notre communauté mondiale est invitée à participer à des discussions régionales, nationales et mondiales sur ce à quoi notre direction stratégique devrait ressembler. Implique-toi aujourd'hui pour partager tes réflexions sur le travail, la vision, les valeurs et les actions de WILPF.

Commence par explorer cette page, consulte le pack de participation ou rejoigne l'une des nombreuses discussions à venir. Vous pouvez également lui écrire à ta représentante régionale pour en savoir plus sur la façon dont tu peux participer au niveau national et régional.

Supervisé/géré par le Conseil International.

Porte-toi volontaire pour être traductrice ou interprète

Parle-toi plusieurs langues ? Si c’est le cas, nous avons besoin de toi ! Alors que nous nous dirigeons vers notre Congrès International, nous aurons besoin d’aide pour la traduction de documents internes et de petits morceaux de texte. Nous aurons également besoin d’aide pour l’interprétation lors des ateliers du Congrès et des sessions de connexion. Nous recherchons principalement des personnes capables de parler et d’écrire dans au moins deux des langues suivantes : anglais, français, espagnol, japonais et arabe. Si tu es intéressé(e) à fournir tes compétences, veuille contacter .

Rejoins ou anime une discussion

À partir de juillet 2021, les membres de WILPF ont été invités à des appels mondiaux réguliers pour participer à des discussions visant à développer la vision, les valeurs et les actions pour l’avenir de WILPF. Tu souhaites animer une discussion ? Contacte .

Partage tes idées

Question du moment : qu’est-ce que la paix féministe ?