- Social action organisation
- Alternative Names
- Sisterhood of International Peace (former name)
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Victoria branch) has its origins with the formation of the Sisterhood of International Peace in Melbourne in 1915. When the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in Zurich in 1919, the Sisterhood reconstituted itself as the Australian section of this new organisation. The Victorian branch formally separated from the Australian Section in 1920, although considerable overlap continued between these two bodies.
Aside from campaigning for international disarmament and an end to all war, WILPF has taken action on a wide range of social justice issues.