Roadmap to future WILPF

Shaping WILPF's Next
International Programme

Help WILPF achieve a future of feminist peace, human security, and justice and equality for all by sharing your ideas, insights, inspiration, and wisdom!

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.

Our next International Programme will allow us to respond to the most pressing challenges of our time. It will deepen our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. It will strengthen our global movement and elevate the voices of peace activists around the world.

To get to an International Programme that represents and speaks to all of WILPF and the movement we are building, we need everyone involved!

Not sure where to start and how to take part in this process? We have prepared a participation pack where you will find guidance, resources, and tools which will be useful for planning your engagement, staying updated with discussions and making the most of this co-creation process. This pack includes downloadable resources and participation channels. The pack is a living space which we will continue to update as we move through the different phases.

Get involved

Join the collective

Join or host
a consultation

Volunteer as translator
or interpreter

Share your
thoughts and ideas

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 will be in place until the next International Congress, which is currently scheduled for the second half of 2022 (dates and format pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

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 will take place from July 2021 onwards. The draft International Programme will then be ready for final adoption at Congress 2022, followed by a process to move forward with implementation.

Roadmap to future wilpf

Igniting WILPF’s future goes beyond simply defining our next 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.

Shaping the next International Programme is only one element of the roadmap to future WILPF.As the Future WILPF process moves forward, more participation tracks will open up for members to get involved in building the foundation for WILPF’s future.

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 is rolled out through a series of phases in 2021 and 2022. These include:

July-October 2021
Throughout July-October of 2021, WILPFers are invited to explore different ways to get involved and participate in a range of regional, national, and global discussions.

October 2021
In mid-October, all WILPF bodies (including Sections, Groups, the International Secretariat, and the International Board) are invited to submit their contributions to the International Programme in response to guiding questions from the Participation Pack.

October-November 2021
In October-November, the International Board together with the International Secretariat analyse and discuss the inputs in a series of IP Development Workshops. This serves as the basis for a first draft. A virtual conference serves to report back to all members and share and discuss the draft of the updated International Programme. 

December 2021 onwards: Following a revision and validation process, the International Board signs off on the version of the International Programme that will be presented at Congress in July 2022.

Following the process of developing the International Programme, recommendations and proposals related to organisational development, structures, constitutional changes are referred to the relevant standing committee for presentation at Congress.

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:


  • 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 membership(at) so that we can add it to the Future WILPF calendar and give your idea the attention it deserves
  • Join a discussion: Regular global calls as part of Future WILPF are taking place from July 2021 onwards. 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. WILPF’s Regional Representatives of the International Board are also 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. All of these conversations help shape our next International Programme. Check the schedule of calls on the Future WILPF Calendar or contact your Regional Representative.
  • Not able to join the calls? You can still share your thoughts on the topics in any of the above-mentioned channels, or view the notes in the shared drive and comment on them afterwards.

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

Yes! 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, sign up to our Future WILPF newsletter, or contact Jenny Aulin, Membership Manager, on

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 are available for all global calls and workshops to ensure everyone can participate.

Stay informed of what’s new by signing up to the Future WILPF newsletter below!

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 to 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 will play a key role in facilitating the Future WILPF process.

The Regional Representatives are members of the International Board, and they play a key role in the Future WILPF process as 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 will be 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 possible proposed amendments to WILPF’s Constitution and By-Laws. The International Board might also decide to ask the Committee to propose constitutional amendments to reflect organisational changes that might emerge from the strategy process.

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

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 is established by the International Board months before the Congress and its role is to coordinate the nominations for the new International Board. The role of this 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 advocacy, communications, and financial operations, including developing new initiatives that further WILPF’s aims and principles. In the Future WILPF process, the Secretariat plays 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 are South Africa-based Mignon Keyser and Jerushah Rangasami, who have been been hired as external facilitators to give advice and guidance on the Future WILPF process. As part of this, they facilitate global calls with members and work closely with the International Board on 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 are the top 3 functions you expect from WILPF governance?

Join or host a consultation

From July 2021 onwards, you will have many opportunities to participate in discussions aimed at developing the vision, values, and actions of Future WILPF. 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 through the process of developing the next International Programme, we will need help with translations of internal documents and small pieces of text. We will also need help with translations during breakout sessions on regional and global calls. We are primarily looking for individuals able to speak and write in two or more of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. If you are interested in providing your skills, please contact for more information.

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)
  • Video or voice message using the WILPF Studio app (Project ID is FUTURE – Get Started Instructions) – your video will not be public. It will only be viewed by WILPF’s Membership team.
  • 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 will be 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 future 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 hear more about how you can participate on a national and regional level.

Overseen by the International Board.

Organise and attend Congress

WILPF’s next International Congress will take place in 2022, but the exact dates and format are still to be determined due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will open this track as soon as we have more information about Congress and how members can participate.

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. This 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.
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Build and strengthen the way
WILPF works together

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 a collective vision of feminist peace. During the national, regional, and global calls that will take place in the period leading up to Congress and in connection with the development of the International Programme, we will discuss gaps that need to be filled, policies we need to change, policies we need to make, work methods we need to finetune, and more. And we will seek solutions together, so we can fulfill our collective vision for a Future WILPF.

Coordinated by the Organisational Development Coordination Group, but implemented by all of WILPF!

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!

Partage tes pensées et tes idées

Selon tes attentes, quelles sont les 3 fonctions principales de la gouvernance de WILPF?

Rejoins ou anime une discussion

À partir de juillet 2021, les membres de WILPF auront de nombreuses occasions de participer à des discussions visant à développer la vision, les valeurs et les actions de Future WILPF. Tu souhaites animer une discussion ? Contacte

Porte-toi volontaire pour être traductrice ou interprète

Parles-tu plusieurs langues ? Si c’est le cas, nous avons besoin de toi!
Au fur et à mesure que nous progressons dans ce processus, nous allons avoir besoin d’aide pour la traduction de documents internes et de courts texte.
Nous aurons également besoin d’aide pour les traductions lors des sessions en petits groupes pendant les appels régionaux et mondiaux. Nous recherchons principalement des personnes capables de parler et d’écrire dans au moins deux des langues suivantes : anglais, français, espagnol et arabe. Si tu souhaites apporter tes compétences, contactes-nous à pour plus d’informations.

Participer à l'élaboration du
prochain Programme International

Fais entendre ta voix ! Le prochain Programme International de WILPF sera développé grâce à un processus de co-création – ce qui signifie que chaque membre de notre communauté globale est invitée à participer aux discussions régionales, nationales et mondiales au sujet de notre avenir. Impliques-toi dès aujourd'hui en partageant tes réflexions sur le travail, la vision, les valeurs et les actions de la WILPF. Commence par explorer cette page, consulte le pack de participation ou rejoins l'une des nombreuses discussions à venir. Tu peux également écrire à ta représentante régionale pour en savoir plus sur la façon dont tu peux participer aux niveaux national et régional.

Supervisé par le Conseil international.

Organiser Le Congrès 2022
et y participer

Le prochain Congrès International de WILPF aura lieu en 2022, mais les dates exactes et le format restent à déterminer en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19. Nous ouvrirons cette piste dès que nous aurons plus d' informations sur le Congrès et sur la manière dont les membres peuvent y participer.

Coordonné par le Conseil international et le Comité directeur du Congrès.

Désigner des représentantes

Chaque Congrès International comprend l'élection de WILPFers au Conseil International. Ce conseil 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, valeurs et principes.

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

Comparte tus pensamientos e ideas

Según tus expectativas, ¿cuales son las 3 funciones principales de la gobernanza de WILPF?

Build and strengthen the way
WILPF works together

المستقبلية هي أكثر من مجرد برنامج دولي. يتعلق الأمر ببناء قوتنا وقوة حركتنا، وتجهيز مجتمعنا العالمي لاتخاذ إجراءات من أجل التغيير، والالتزام برؤيتنا الجماعية للسلام النسوي. خلال المكالمات الوطنية والإقليمية والعالمية التي ستتم في الفترة التي تسبق الكونغرس والتي تتعلق بتطوير البرنامج الدولي، سنناقش الفجوات التي يجب سدها والسياسات التي نحتاج إلى تغييرها والسياسات التي نحتاجها لصنع طرق عمل. وسنسعى معاً إلى إيجاد حلول، حتى نتمكن من تحقيق رؤيتنا الجماعية لمستقبل WILPF.

يشرف على هذه العملية مجموعة تنسيق التطوير التنظيمي، ولكن يتم تنفيذها بمشاركة جميع عضوات WILPF!
مفتوح الآن

Participe en o organiza un debate

A partir de julio de 2021, tendrás muchas oportunidades de participar en los debates destinados a desarrollar la visión, los valores y las acciones de WILPF del futuro. ¿Quieres organizar un debate? Contacta

Contribuye como traductora o intérprete

¿Hablas varios idiomas? Si es así, ¡te necesitamos! A medida que avancemos en el proceso de desarrollo del próximo Programa Internacional, necesitaremos ayuda con la traducción de documentos internos y pequeños textos. También necesitaremos ayuda con las traducciones durante las sesiones de trabajo en las convocatorias regionales y globales. Principalmente buscamos personas capaces de hablar y escribir en dos o más de los siguientes idiomas: inglés, francés, español y árabe. Si estás interesada en aportar sus conocimientos, póngase en contacto con para obtener más información.

Ayuda a crear el próximo
Programa Internacional

Expresate! El próximo Programa Internacional de WILPF se desarrollará a través de un proceso de co-creación - lo que significa que toda nuestra comunidad mundial está invitada a participar en discusiones regionales, nacionales y globales sobre cómo debería ser nuestro futuro. Participa hoy para compartir tus ideas sobre el trabajo, la visión, los valores y las acciones de WILPF. Empieza por explorar esta página, consulta el Kit de Participación o únete a uno de los muchos debates que se plantearán próximamente. También puedes escribir a tu representante regional para saber más sobre cómo puedes participar a nivel nacional y regional.

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

Supervisado por el Consejo Internacional.

Organiza y asiste el Congreso
de 2022

El próximo Congreso Internacional de WILPF tendrá lugar a partir de julio de 2022; las fechas exactas y el formato están aún por determinar debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 en curso. Abriremos esta vía en cuanto tengamos más información sobre el Congreso y sobre cómo pueden participar las miembros.

Coordinado por el Consejo Internacional y el Comité Directivo del Congreso.

Designe WILPFeras para
servir como representantes

Cada Congreso Internacional incluye la elección de miembros de WILPF para formar parte de la Junta Internacional. Esta junta es responsable de la dirección 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.

Corresponde a la actual Junta Internacional establecer un Comité de Candidaturas, mientras que el proceso de elección es coordinado por un Comité Electoral que se constituirá al inicio del Congreso.

Desarrolla y fortalece las
maneras de trabajar conjuntamente

La WILPF del futuro es algo más que el Programa Internacional. Se trata de construir la fuerza y el poder de nuestro movimiento, de equipar a nuestra comunidad global para que actúe por el cambio y de comprometerse profundamente con una visión colectiva de la paz feminista. Durante las convocatorias nacionales, regionales y mundiales que tendrán lugar en el periodo previo al Congreso y en relación con el desarrollo del Programa Internacional, debatiremos sobre las lagunas que hay que cubrir, las políticas que hay que cambiar, las políticas que hay que construir, los métodos de trabajo que hay que afinar, etc. Y buscaremos soluciones juntas, para poder cumplir con nuestra visión colectiva de una WILPF del Futuro.

Coordinado por el Grupo de Coordinación de Desarrollo Organizativo, pero implementado por toda WILPF.

شاركن آرائكن

سؤال الساعة: ما هي مبادئ وقيم الرابطة النسائية الدولية للسلم والحرية التي تشعرين أنها أكثر أهمية بالنسبة لك؟

الانضمام إلى/استضافة حوار أو نقاش

اعتباراً من يوليو ٢٠٢١ فصاعداً، سيكون لديكن العديد من الفرص للمشاركة في المناقشات التي تهدف إلى تطوير رؤية وقيم وأفعال WILPF المستقبلية. في حال رغبة إي منكن في استضافة مناقشة، الرجاء التواصل معنا من خلال:

تطوعن كمترجمات للترجمة اللغوية أو الفورية

إن كانت لديكم المهارات اللغويّة، فنحن بحاجة لكن! بينما نتقدّم في عملية تطوير البرنامج الدولي التالي، سنحتاج إلى المساعدة في ترجمة المستندات الداخلية والنصوص. 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 والعربية. من لها اهتمام بتوفير مهاراتها، فيرجى التواصل معنا للحصول على المزيد من المعلومات، على العنوان التالي:

Co-create the next International Programme

ليكن صوتكِ مسموع! سيتم 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. ابدأن باستكشاف هذه الصفحة، أو استكشاف رزمة المشاركة، أو الانضمام إلى إحدى المناقشات القادمة. يمكنكن أيضاً الكتابة إلى ممثلتكن الإقليمية، لسماع المزيد حول كيفية المشاركة على المستوى الوطني والإقليمي.

يشرف على هذه العملية مجلس WILPF الدولي.
مفتوح الآن

Organise and attend
Congress 2022

سيعقد كونغرس WILPF الدولي القادم في عام ٢٠٢٢، ولكن لا يزال يتعين تحديد التواريخ والشكل الدقيق بسبب جائحة COVID-19 المستمرة. سنفتح هذا المسار بمجرد حصولنا على مزيد من المعلومات حول الكونغرس وكيف يمكن المشاركة فيه.

يشرف على هذه العملية مجلس WILPF الدولي واللجنة التوجيهية للمؤتمر.
سيفتح قريباً

Nominate WILPFers to serve
as representatives

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.
سيفتح قريباً