The Aims and Principles of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
To bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and legitimization of war.
Believing that under systems of exploitation these aims cannot be attained and a real and lasting peace and true freedom cannot exist, WILPF makes it its duty to further by non-violent means the social transformation that enables the inauguration of systems under which social and political equality and economic justice for all can be attained, without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, or any other grounds whatsoever.
WILPF sees as its ultimate goal the establishment of an international economic order founded on the principles of meeting the needs of all people and not those of profit and privilege.
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WILPF has chosen to use a sliding scale structure for annual membership dues. We want to make sure membership in WILPF is as accessible as possible to everyone regardless of socio-economic lines. We also believe that people should have some say in how much they value a resource and therefore how much they want to pay for it.
The membership dues scale ranges from $15.00-$150.00. We set the bottom limit at $15.00 because this is the amount WILPF U.S. must pay to WILPF International for each of our members. Every dollar you contribute over that supports the publication of Peace & Freedom, our monthly E-newsletter, and the important work of our Branches and National Issue Committees for total disarmament and peace throughout the world. In addition, for each new or renewing member who pays dues in a calendar year, branches receive a $2.00 rebate per person. In this way we hope to support the vital grass-roots work of our branches at the local level.
Or you can choose to purchase a Life Membership for a one-time fee of $1500.00. Life Members are some of our most loyal and dedicated members. The cost of Life Membership is less expensive over the long-term and supports WILPF's operations in a very substantive way. In addition, Life Membership keeps you connected to WILPF forever and ensures your place among the generations of passionate and courageous WILPF women who have worked tirelessly for peace and freedom since 1915.
We hope you place a high value on the in-depth information and vibrant community of like-minded individuals that WILPF provides and will contribute as much as you are able.