WHY THIS MATTERS
Women Wage Peace (WWP) is a growing movement founded in the aftermath of the 2014 Gaza War, Operation Protective Edge. Women from every sector of Israeli society organize to apply steady pressure on their political leaders to prioritize reaching a just negotiated agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. They proclaim they will not stop until they reach an agreement. In October 2016, WWP mobilized tens of thousands of Israeli citizens to join the March of Hope, intensifying their advocacy for an agreement.
By drawing attention to the work of Women Wage Peace, we can inspire Americans to promote US policies that facilitate a return to negotiations and the achievement of an agreement that will end the conflict. The Women’s Leadership Forum supports the efforts of these courageous women, organizing in the spirit of the Four Mothers Movement, whose unremitting public pressure and publicity brought about the withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.