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INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF

WOMEN´s PEACE GROUPS

(updated March 24th 2002)

 

 

What is May 24?

"As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, the entire world is my country," the writer Virginia Wolff once said. She was writing around the time of the Second World War.

Her critique of war in her book Three Guineas, and of the social roles of men and women that uphold war, remains pertinent today.

Her statement rejected a narrow nationalism that would disenfranchise many people, especially women. She embraced a common humanity.

It is a good definition of solidarity. Solidarity does not mean ignoring important differences. Rather, solidarity searches for a common ground, recognizes shared values.

Networking is solidarity's sister. In networking, women reach out to give and receive support, to share information, strategies and resources.

Networking means making connections, finding allies, discovering new resources that make our work for peace more effective.

2002

This year's pack gives examples of the many women's peace networks that are flourishing. The international directory has been updated and more suggestions are given as to ways women's peace groups can support each other.

A new section on important websites for women peace activists has been added. It is our hope that this will increase networking among women's peace groups.

Solidarity and networking are what May 24 is all about.

May 24 International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament began in Europe in the early 1980s, when hundreds of thousands of women organized against nuclear weapons and the arms race.

Since the 1995 UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and the International Peace Bureau have published this pack to raise awareness of and increase support for women's peace initiatives.

Events such as marches, street theatre, debates, and seminars take place around the world on this date.

Click here for activities planned for May 24 2002

 

IFOR's Women Peacemakers Program Spoorstrast 38,1815 BK Alkmaar the Netherlands Tel +31 72 5123-014 (fax 515-1102) Email: s.anderson@ifor.org Web: www.ifor.org/wpp

War Resisters' International Women's Working Group 5 Caledonian Rd. London N1 9DX, UK Tel. +44 171 278-4040 (fax 278-0444) Email: warresisters@gn.apc.org Web: www.gn.apc.org/warresisters/ news/wriwomen.htm

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 1, rue de Varembe, CP 28 1211 Geneva, Switzerland Tel. +41 22 733-6175 (fax 740-1063) Email: wilpf@iprolink.ch Web: www.wilpf.int.ch [Contact WILPF for a complete list of national sections]


AFGHANISTAN:

Afghan Women's Network PO Box 426 Islamabad, Pakistan Afghanistan Women's Council GPO Box 1215 Peshwar, Pakistan Email: awc2@psh.paknet.com.pk

Negar-Soutien aux Femmes d'Afghanistan BP 10 25770 Franois, France Email: negar@wanadoo.fr

Revolutionary Association of Women of Afganistan (RAWA) PO Box 374 Quetta, Pakistan Web: www.rawa.org

ANGOLA:

Angola Women's Network Avenida Hoji ya Henda no. 21 1 Dt. Luanda Tel. +244 2 349-513 Email: rede.mulher@netangola.com

Pan African Women's Network Ruth Neto, 3 7-3 9 Rua Coquelros Luanda

ARGENTINA:

Madres de Plaza de Mayo Hipoloto Yrigoyen 1442 1089 Buenos Aires Tel. +541 383-0377 (fax 954-0381)

ARMENIA:

Center for Gender Studies 17 Nalbandian Street, apt. 4 375010 Yerevan Tel/fax +374 2 565-680 Email: root@shahin.arminco.com

AUSTRALIA:

Mothers and Others for Peace PO Box 1875 Canberra, ACT 2601 Tel. +61 6 247-9358 WILPF PO Box 2064 Redcliffe North Queensland 4020 Tel. +61 7 3880-0164 Fax +617 3880-0276

AUSTRIA:

Frauen fur den Frieden Luis-Zuegg-Str.14 6020 Innsbruck

AZERBAIJAN:

Azerbaijan Women and Development Centre 3/6 S Rustanov St - kv 65 370001 Baku Tel. +99412 927-920 (fax 983-235) Email: ramiz~unfpa.baku.az

Institute of Democracy and Peace 38-2 Shamsi Badalbeily Street Baku, 370 000 Tel/fax +99412 941-458

BARBADOS:

Women and Development Unit Elaine Hewitt, c/o University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael Tel. +1 809 436-6312 (fax 436-3006)

BELGIUM:

Rassemblement des Femmes pour la Paix (RFP) Coordination Femmes OSCE Rue Antoine Dansaert 101 BP 15, 1000 Brussels Tel. +32 2 512-6498 (fax 502-3290) Email: Femmes.Paix@amazone.be

Moeders voor Vrede Grote Markt 34 8900 Ieper Tel. +32 57 228-555 (fax 228-577)

BURMA:

Burmese Women's Union PO Box 52 Mae Hong Son 58000, Thailand Tel/fax +66 53 612-948 Email: bwumain@cscoms.com Web: www.freeburma.org/lokanat/bwu.htm

BURUNDI:

Association des Femmes Burundaises pour la Paix Depute a l'Assemblee Nationale PO 5721, Bujumbura Tel. +257 223-619 (fax 223-775)

CAMBODIA:

Cambodian Women's Voice Center 59 St. 242, Phnom Penh Tel/fax +855 233-62450 Email: cpr@pactok.peg.apc.org

CANADA:

Voice of Women for Peace 761 Queen St. W, Suite 203 Toronto ON, M6J 1G1 Tel. +1 416 603-7915 (fax 603-7916) Email: vow@interlog.com Web: www.interlog.com/-vow

Women in Black 1022 McGregor Ave. Victoria, BC V8S 3T9 Email: bbcf@islandnet.com

CHAD:

Union des Femmes pour la Paix BP 1298 N'Djamena Tel. +235 514-925

COLOMBIA:

Organizacion Femenina Popular Cra. 22 No. 52B B 36 Barrancabermeja, Santander

CONGO:

Comite National des Femmes pour la Paix BP 2041, Brazaville Tel. +242 831-201 (fax 833-421 )

COSTA RICA:

Frente Centroamericano de Muieres por la Paz Postal 106, Curridabat San Jose

CROATIA:

Be active Be emancipated (B.a.B.e.) Vlaska 79/lil 10000 Zagreb Tel/fax +3851 461-1686 Email: babe@zamir.net Web: www.babe.hr

Centre for Education and Counselling of Women Raciceva 9 1 0000 Zagreb Fax +3851 233-241 6 Email: cesi@zamir.net

Women's Action Rijeka B Polica 2/ll 51000 Rijeka Tel/fax +385 51 337-390 Email: zenska-akcqa@ri.tel.hr

Zenska Infoteka Women's Information Centre Varsavska 16/1 10000 Zagreb Tel +335 1 435-553 (fax 429-904) Email: zenskainfo_zg@zamir-zg.ztn.apc.org

Center for Women War Victims Radnicki dol 20 10000 Zagreb Tel. +385 1 432-3258 Email: cenzena@zamir.net

CYPRUS:

Women's Research Centre 19, Necmi Avkiran Street Lefkosha, Nicosia Fax +90 392 22-33823

Centre for Women and Peace Studies 4A Kissamou Street, Pallioraotissa, Nicosia 1040

Women's Movement for Peace and a Federal Solution 7 Haciali Apt, Muzaffer Pasca Cad, Lefkosha, Nicosia Tel. +90 392 22-32143

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (FORMERLY ZAIRE):

Mouvement des Femmes pour la Justice et la Paix BP 724 Limete, Kinshasa

DENMARK:

Fonden Kvinder for Fred c/o Vibeke Aagaard Slippen 3 st 2791 Dragör Tel. +45 3253 4002

Kvindernes Internationale Liga for Fred og Frihed (WILPF) Vesterbrogade 10, Mez. 1620 Copenhagen V Tel. +45 31 231-097

EAST TIMOR:

Forum Komunikasi Perempuan Loro Sae (Communication Forum for East Timorese Women) Rua Govemador Celestino da Silva, Farol, Dili East Timor (via Darwin, Australia) Tel. +670 390 321-534 Email: fokupers@fokupers.minihub.org

Organizacao Popular Mulher Timor (Popular Organization of Timorese Women) Balide, Delta Comoro, Dili Tel. +61 311157 or +61 311113

Rede Feto Timor Loro Sae Apartado No 406, Dili East Timor (via Darwin, Australia) Tel. +670 390 313-587 Mobile +61 417 46 85 03 Email: odetebelo@yahoo.com

ECUADOR:

SERPAJ Ecuador Casilla 17-03-1567 Quito Fax +593 2 571-521

EL SALVADOR:

Conamus (National Coordinating Committee of Women in El Salvador) Apartado 271, Centro de Gobierno San Salvador Tel/fax +503 262-080

FINLAND:

Women for Peace c/o Unioni, bulevardi 11A 1 00120 Helsinki Tel. +358 9 694-382

FRANCE:

Femmes pour la Paix c/o Solange Fernex 6840 Biederthai Tel. +33 3 8940-7183 (fax 7804)

GEORGIA:

Women's Centre 15 Chavchavadze av. Tbilisi 380079 Email: grc@access.sanet.ge

Women of Georgia for Peace 20 Ateni St. Apt. 29 Tbilisi 380079

GUATEMALA:

Conavigua 7a Avenida 4-35/Zona 1 Guatemala Ciudad Tel. +502 2 537-914 (fax 325-642)

GERMANY:

Frauen fur Frieden c/o Eva Quistorp Waitzstr 24,10629 Berlin Tel/fax +49 30 323-9543 Email: EQuistorp@aol.com

Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V. Maarweg 47, 53123 Bonn, Germany Tel. +49 - 228 - 62 67 30 Fax +49 - 228 - 62 67 80 Email: fn.frieden@t-online.de

International Women's Peace Archive Lothringer Str. 64 46045 Oberhausen

Mothers for Peace Geranienweg 5 40468 Dusseldorf Tel. +49 211 423-0131 (fax 479-1039)

GREECE:

Women for Mutual Security 1, Romilias Str. 14671 Kastri, Athens Tel. +30 1 884-3202 (fax 801-2850)

HONDURAS:

Visitacion Padilla c/o Central America Human Rights Committee 83 Margaret St., London W1, UK

ICELAND:

Women for Peace c/o Porunn Magnusdottir Hofsvallagata 17, 101 Reykjavik

INDIA:

FOR/lndia Women's Wing Cultural Academy for Peace 35/761, North Janatha Road Palarivattom Kochi 682 025, Kerala Tel. +91 484 345-594 or +91 484 339-403 Email: cap@kelnetO7.xlweb.com

ISRAEL:

Women in Black PO Box 6360 West Jerusalem 91062 Tel. +972 2 642-6862 (fax 643-3739) Email: 100264.1401@compuserve.com

Bat Shalom PO Box 8083, Jerusalem 91080 Tel. +972 2 563-2622 Email: batshalo@netvision.net.il Web: www.batshalom.org

Coalition of Women for Just Peace Email: info~coaiitionofwomen4peace.org Web: www.coalitionofwomen4peace.org

Mothers and Women for Peace c/o Dita Azene 14 Rupin St, Tel Aviv 63576 Tel. +972 3 527-1542 (fax 527-6840) Email: otherisr@actcom.co.il Web: www.members.tripod.com/~other_Israel

ITALY:

Donne per la Pace e il Disarmo Casella postale 713 36100 Vicenza Tel. +39 444 500-457 (fax 327-527)

Libera via G. Marcora 18/20 00153 Rome Tel. +39 6 584-0406 (fax 584-0403) Email: libera@libera.it

JAPAN:

New Japan Women's Association Reimei Building 1-36 Kandajinbocho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo tel. +81 3 3293-0581 (fax 3293-7087)

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence Kumoji Mansion 402 i.
3-29-41 Kumoji, Naha City Okinawa 900-0015 Tel/fax: +81 98 864-1539 Email: suzuyo@mxi.meshnet.ne.jp

Violence Against Women in War-Network, Japan 2-10-10 Shiomi, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-8585 Tel/fax +81 3 5337-4088 Email: vaww-netjapan@jca.apc.org
Web: www.jca.apc.org/vaww-net-japan

KENYA:

African Women for Conflict Resolution and Peace Project UNIFEM/AFWIC, PO Box 30218, Nairobi Tel. +254 2 228-776

KOREA (SOUTH):

Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan 3/F CISJD Bldg., 35 Chungieongro 2, Ga, Seodaemun Gu, Seoul Tel: +82 2 365-4016 pax: 365-4017) Email: jdh@peacenet.or.kr Web: www.witness.peacenet.or.kr

Women Making Peace 4th floor, 38-84 Jangchoon Dong 1Ga, Joong-Gu, Seoul Tel. +82 2 264-8649 (fax 275-4861)

KYRGYSTAN:

Women´s Association for Environmental Safety and Nuclear Peace 720001, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, ul. Turusbekova, d. 89, Bishkek Tel. +3312 218-335 (fax 219-615) Email: chopon@dyikan.Bishkek.su

Ll BERIA:

Liberian Women's Initiative 11 Broad Street, PO Box 1063 Monrovia Tel +231 227-095

MALI:

Mouvement National des Femmes pour la Sauvegarde de la Paix et de l'Unite Nationale BP 1771, Bamako Tel. +223 224-231 (fax 231-999)

MEXICO:

SERPAJ Mexico Ignacio Mariscal 132 Col. Tabacalera 06030 Mexico DF Tel. +52 5 705-0646 (fax 705-0771) Email: serpaj@laneta.igc.apc.org

MOZAMBIQUE:

Muherez Mocambicanas pela Paz CP 257, Maputo Tel/fax +258 1 428-140

NEPAL:

Milijuli PO Box 822 Baudha, Kathmandu Tel/fax +977 1 480-085

Mahila Bikash Samaj PO Box 5840, Kathmandu Tel. +977 1 271-794 (fax 270-396) Email: wodes@shova.mos.com.np

NETHERLANDS:

Vrouwen voor Vrede Oberschiestrast 36 1062 XE Amsterdam Tel. +31 20 617-2800

NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA:

Women's Peace Network c/o Peace Movement Aotearoa PO Box 9314, Wellington Tel. +64 4 382-8129 (fax 382-8173) Email: pma@xtra.co.nz

NORTHERN IRELAND:

Women Together for Peace 62 Lisburn-Rd Belfast BT9 Tel. +44 1232 315-100 (fax 314-864)

NORWAY:

Embla / The Womanship Row for Peace Rådhuset, 6100 Volda Fax +47 57 861-085

Kvinner for Fred / Women for Peace Tulle Elster, Bentseroedveien 95, 3234 Sandefjord Tel. & fax: + 47 334 73875 Email: tulle.elster@peacelink.nu Web: www.peacelink.nu and/or: Bergljot Haave, Rimolslia 12c 7029 Trondheim Tel/fax +47 3347 3875

Nordiske Kvinners Fredsnettverk c/o Tulle Elster Bentserödveien 95 3234 Sandefjord Tel/fax +47 3347 3875 Email: tulle.elster@peacelink.nu Web: www.peacelink.nu

PALESTINE:

Jerusalem Center for Women PO Box 51630, Jerusalem Tel. +972 2 234-7068 / 234-7653 Fax +972 2 234-7069 Email: jcw@palnet.com

PERU:

Mujeres por la Democracia Email: correo-mude@plades.org.pe

Red Nacional de Promocion de la Mujer Email: rnpm@qnet.com.pe

POLAND:

Women's Rights Centre Ul Wilcza 60/19 00679 Warszawa Tel/fax +48 22 652-0117 Email: temida@medianet.com.pl Web: www.free.ngo.pl/temida

RUSSIA:

Committee of Soldiers' Mothers 4 Luchnikov per., entr. 3, rm. 6 Moscow 101000 Tel. +7 095 928-2506 (fax 206-8958)

Soldiers' Mothers of St. Petersburg Ul. Razjezaya 9 191002 Saint Petersburg Tel/fax +7 812 112-4199 or 112-5058 Email: kazis~mail.axon.ru Email: elmaria@mail.axon.ru

Conversion and Women 7 Viciorenko St. 125319 Moscow Tel. +7 095 157-9565 (fax 157-3127)

Mothers Against Violence Ul Konenkova 15w-118 127560 Moscow Tel. +7 095 407-7827

SIERRA LEONE:

Women's Movement for Peace PO Box 220,18 Gloucester St. Freetown Tel +232 222283

SOUTH AFRICA:

African Women's Anti-War Coalition PO Box 30653 Braamfontein 2017 Tei. +27 11 403-3910 Email: anu@sn.apc.org

Black Sash 4th Floor,12 Plein St Cape Town 8001 Tel. +27 21 461-7804 (fax 461-8004) Email: sashct@iafrica.com

Women for Peace PO Box 25 Alexandria, Johannesburg Fax +27 11 646-1209

SPAIN:

Dones X Dones Ca la Dona Casp, 38, pral. 08010 Barcelona (Cada djous de 20 a 22 h) Tel. +34 93 412-7701 Email: caladona@pangea.org

Madres de insumisos Corregidor Jos de Pasamonte 29.1.B 28030 Madrid Tel. +34 1 430-9673 Red Mujeres de Negro (Women in Black)) Email: roal@nodo50.org

SUDAN:

Women's Voice for Peace PO Box 21186, Nairobi, Kenya Tel. +254 2 561-158 (fax 570-614) Email: Ipihap@africaonline.co.ke

SWEDEN:

Kvinna till Kvinna c/o IKFF, Tjarhovsgatan 9 11621 Stockholm Tel +46 8 702-9820 (fax 702-1973)

Kvinnor för Fred Box 10098, 10055 Stockholm Tel/fax +46 8 667-9727

SWITZERLAND:

Femmes pour la Paix CP 126,1000 Lausanne 6

Frauen für den Frieden Mulhauserstr.113 4056 Basel Tel. +41 61 382-5252 (fax 381-2088)

Frauenstelle fur Friedensarbeit Gartenhofstr. 7, Posffach 9621 8036 Zurich Tel. +41 1 242-9307 (fax 241-2926) Email: frieda@swix.ch

TANZANIA:

Voice for Women PO Box 3561 Mwanjelwa, Mbeya

THAILAND:

Thai Inter-religious Network for Peace Web: www.carefor.org

TIBET:

Tibetan Women's Association Bhagsunag Road PO Mcleod Ganj 176219 Dharamsala, India

UGANDA:

Women's Program JYAK-Fellowship of Reconciliation PO Box 198, Kampala Email: jyak@swiftuganda.com

UNITED KINGDOM:

Greenham Women Email: greenhamwpc@hotmail.com

Mothers for Peace c/o 70 Station Rd. Burley-in-Wharfedale likley, LS29 7NG, West Yorkshire Tel. +44 1943 864-577

National Women's Network for International Solidarity c/o Flat 1,10 Grove Rd. Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4JH Tel/fax +44 1703 554-434 Email: infown@aol.com

Seeds of Hope East Timor Ploughshares 55 Queen Margaret's Grove London Nl 4P2 Tel/fax +44 171 923-9511

Women Against War 11 Goodwin St., London, N4 3HQ Women for World Disarmament 44 Upland Road, London, SE22 9EF Tel. +44 208 299-0352

Women's Aid for Peace 476 Manchester Rd. East Little Hulton, Manchester 28 Tel/fax +44 161 799-706

Women Against War Crime c/o NWN 11 Goodwin St., London, N4 3HQ Tel. +44 207 263-7553 Email: nwnukwide@gn.apc.org

Women in Black-UK Email: Wib-uk@gn.apc.org Web: http://wib.matriz.net/

Women's Nuclear Test Ban Network 82 Colston St., Bristoi 1 Tel. +44 117 955-3574

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

Afghan Women's Mission 260 S. Lake Avenue PMB 165 Pasadena, CA 91101

Americans Friends of Negar (Afghan women's association) PO Box 2079 Falls Church, VA 22042 Tel. +1 703 536 6471 Email: negarusa@hotmail.com Web: www.perso/wanadoo.frlnegar/englishsite

Grandmothers for Peace International 9444 Medstead Way Elk Grove, CA 95758 Tel. +1 916 684-0394 ffax 684-0394) Email: wiednerb@aol.com Web: www.netcom.com/-lorjacy/gfp

Women Against Military Madness 310 E. 38th St., No.225 Minneapolis, MN 55408 Tel. +1 612 827-5364 (fax 827-6433) Email: wamm@mtn.org

Women Strike for Peace 110 Maryland Ave NE, No. 302 Washington, D.C. 20002 Tel. +1 202 543-2660 (fax 544-9613)

Women's Action for New Directions 691 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington, MA02174 Tel. +1 617 643-6740 (fax 643-6744) Email: info@wand.org Web: www.wand.org

URUGUAY:

SERPAJ Uruguay Joaquin Requina 1642 11200 Montevideo Tel. +598 2 408-4770 (fax 408-5701) Email: serpaj@chasque.apc.org

VIETNAM:

Vietnam Women's Union 39 Hang Chuoi, Hanoi

YUGOSLAVIA:

Women in Black Jug Bogdanova 18/5 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel/fax+381 11 623-225 Email: stasazen@eunet.yu

Women´s Group-Nis Bozidara Adzije 31 dj/1 18000 Nis, Serbia Tel/fax +381 18 334-116 Email: cnrsnis@cent.co.yu

ZIMBABWE:

Women Peacemakers Program - Fellowship of Reconciliation PO Box 4979, Harare Tel: +2631 1 725-110 Email: aki@utande.co.zw

 

 

 

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