The 2014 ICIP Peace in Progress Award honors the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) “for its century-long involvement in the work of women for peace, as well as its commitment to disarmament, the defense of human rights and the persistence to obtain the recognition of the role of women in the building of peace.”
WILPF, which turns 100 years old this year, was a pioneer in the creation of an internationalist pacifist feminism and is a model for all initiatives of women for peace. WILPF’s founding objectives were –and still are—”to bring together women of different political views and philosophical and religious backgrounds determined to study and make known the causes of war and work for a permanent peace.” Currently WILPF is headquartered in Geneva and New York and is present in 30 countries.
The award ceremony took place on Tuesday, February 24, at the Parliament of Catalonia. The event was attended by WILPF president, Adilia Caravaca
The ICIP Peace in Progress Award is an annual award consisting of a public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called the Porta del Sol, and an economic endowment of .4,000.