In 1915 a congress of women from twelve countries, under the presidency of Jane Adams, met in The Hague to consider the problems of war. They agreed on ‘Principles of Permanent Peace’. In 1919 the organisation was constituted as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Collection number: 1987.0184 (1 box, online finding aid)
Also see: Eva Pethybridge who was active in women’s rights and world peace Movements. Collection materials include Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom papers and records relating to Australian Federation of Women Voters.
Collection number: 1987.0172 (1 box, online finding aid)
Women for Survival were founded during the Pine Gap Women's Peace Camp in 1983 to protest against nuclear power and US bases in Australia. They ran national conferences in Adelaide in 1984 and Melbourne in 1985 and another camp in Canberra in 1986 when the Pine Gap lease was due for renewal.
The collection includes Women for Survival Peace Dossier, conference papers, petitions, logbooks, Mothers for Peace Newsletter, song sheets and original art works including badges, postcards and graphics.
This collection is part of the Victorian Women’s Liberation and Lesbian Feminist Archive (VWLLFA).
Collection number: 2000.0177 (7 boxes and online finding aid)