WILPF Nederland


Signatory until Dec 2023


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Civil Society Organization

Description of your organization/institution

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is the oldest organisation worldwide of women for peace and freedom, founded in 1915 in The Hague by women from European countries and the US. Today WILPF is a membership organisation with some 40 national sections in all continents, and headquarters in Geneva and New York. It is accredited to the UN Commission on the Status of Women and works primarily in three International Programmes Disarmament (including nuclear disarmament), Human/Women’s rights, and Women Peace and Security (WPS). WILPF NL is the Dutch chapter of WILPF Int., a small NGO with around 40 members, only volunteer workers and no external financing. Globally, it works in support of the 3 international programmes.

Description of your main WPS related activities

WILPF and WPS/NAP 1325 Since the adoption Resolution 1325 by the UN Security Council and the development of National Action Plans, WILPF International plays a central role in the WPS and 1325 scene and WILPF NL members have been participating in the shaping and implementation of all Dutch NAPs, as do other sections in their own countries. Regarding the Dutch NAP and in alliance with WILPF Int., WILPF NL pretends to contribute to the overall goal of WPS strengthening. As WILPF NL is a small organisation with volunteers only we choose our programmatic focus following urgent developments and working together with other European sections. Therefore, our main efforts are focused on Disarmament, the UNTreaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons, Military budgets and Nato-expansion plans. In line with our focus areas, we aspire to contribute more specifically to NAP 3.3 sub-outcome to improve the implementation of article 7.4 of the Arms Trade Treaty. Our activities include information dissemination and consciousness-raising (4-monthly magazine), lobbying, campaigning together with likeminded action groups, Ngo’s and platforms, nationally and internationally. We also maintain direct contact with our WILPF section in Colombia LIMPAL, co-implementor of a NAP-funded project.

Strategic outcome

3. Protection - Women and girls, as well as men and boys, in and from conflict situations, are protected against all forms of conflict-related violence, including sexual and gender-based violence. Their rights are safeguarded and enforceable

Sub-outcome 3

3.3 Implementation of article 7.4 of the Arms Trade Treaty has been improved






2 years - 2022