How Did the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Campaign against Chemical Warfare, 1915-1930?

Related Links

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The WILPF website includes a history of the organization, activist updates on important current issues such as human rights violations and racism, as well as information about membership and internship opportunities at the organization.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The website of a current organization whose mission is to implement the provisions of the "Convention on the Prohibition of the Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction" opened for signature in Paris, France on 13 January 1993. The CWC is the product of more than twenty years of negotiations at the Conference of Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.

Trenches on the Web--Armory: Gas Warfare

A history of the use of poisonous gases on the battlefields of World War I. Includes photographs of soldiers using gas masks, battlefields, and gas attacks.

National Archives and Records Administration--Chemical Warfare Service

A guide to Records of the Chemical Warfare Service, established in 1918, held in the National Archives of the United States.

How Did the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Respond to Right-Wing Attacks, 1923-1931?

Another document project on this website, which specifically examines how WILPF responded to anti-socialist intimidation during the 1920s. This second "red scare" targeted the women's peace movement during the period of armaments buildup following World War I. WILPF, although powerless to halt the persistent attacks, contested them with dignity and restraint.

Pacifism vs. Patriotism in Women's Organizations in the 1920s: How Was the Debate Shaped by the Expansion of the American Military?

The documents in this project examine the conflicting perspectives of the Daughters of the American Revolution and WILPF regarding the presence of the military in American politics and diplomacy. At the center of this issue was the question of disarmament.



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