The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Centenary exhibition celebrates 100 years of women working for peace throughout the world, with a particular focus on South Australian women’s campaigns.
WILPF is an international non-government organisation (NGO) working for peace, disarmament and social justice. Founded in 1915, it is the oldest and largest international women’s peace organisation in the world.
The upcoming exhibition could be called ‘The Untold Story’. The exhibition depicts the last 100 years of peace activism in Australia. Few people are aware that at the same time as the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli, 1800 women met at the Peace Palace in The Hague to develop the Principles for Permanent Peace. These women’s Principles are now enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and have been promoted ever since by WILPF which also celebrated its centenary on 25th April 2015.
Much of the material will be in the form of photographs and posters showing a selection of the projects WILPF has been involved with over the years. There will also be a display memorabilia (books, badges etc) and folders on the work of WILPF International as well as WILPF Australia.
The exhibition opens on 6 May and is part of the About Time History Festival.
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.
FREE at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Centenary Exhibition
open from 6 May until 5 June
open weekdays 9am-5pm, late Thursdays until 7pm
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