You can change the world, step by step
Step 1 Empowerment
Step 2 Peace
Step 3 Development
Further suggestionsTranslate and reprint articles from the May 24 action packs (please credit the pack and don't forget to send us a copy!) to educate others about the issues. To read one of the previous May 24 packages, please go to the archive
Invite members of your community to write and submit poems, which reflect how violence against women during conflict has affected their lives as well as the lives of close friends and relatives.
Ask your local newspaper to publish some of these poems or articles on women and peace. Ask a local bookstore to hold poetry reading, which features these poems and their authors. Hold a silent candle light vigil at the end of the readings in memory of all women and girls who have lost their lives to war.
Create a web site about what women are doing for peace and justice in your community, or link your existing site to websites listed in our annual May 24 packages.
Have yourself invited during a gathering or lectures series for students in the field of conflict and gender studies, discuss issues on women peacemakers, brainstorm about ways for improvement and report on it. Invite students to do research on the topic.
Each year, WPP publishes a May 24 package. In addition to several articles, it also contains suggestions for actions. Please go to the archive to read previous editions of May 24 packages.
For a highlight of suggestions for actions, please click on one of the links below:
2008 suggestions, theme: 'Money for Women Peacemakers'
2007 suggestions, theme: Girls change the world
2006 suggestions, theme: Women resisting violence
2005 suggestions, theme: Women's Nonviolent Work for Peace in the Pacific Area