Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Big Sisters for Peace Mentor-ship Program

December 1, 12:00 – 1:15 pm   Council Room

 

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 in the Hague by 1200 women from different countries with the aim of preventing World War I. Although the war broke out causing total destruction and killing and injuring millions of people, WILPF continued to support peace and human rights.  In the ensuing 100 years WILPF has been in the forefront for voting rights, decolonization, equality and civil rights.  WILPF was an early supporter of the United Nations and today has an office in the UN Plaza and consultative status at the U.N.    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - www.wilpfinternational.org.  In Costa Rica: peacewomen@gmail.com

Adilia Caravaca

  • Lawyer and peace activist
  • International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Advocate for peace as an international human right, for women's rights and the rights of Indigenous populations 
  • Networks with peace and women's groups in Latin American countries
  • Coordinates peace programs around the world to work together on peace issues

Mitzi Stark

  • Journalist and social worker (in Costa Rica more than 30 years). 
  • Member of the Women's International  League for Peace and Freedom in the U.S.A
  • Founding member of the Costa Rican section. 
  • Hearing about the suffering during and after the war made her family a peace family.
  • Her articles have appeared in the Tico Times, La Extra and other media.