IWPG Statement on the Israel-Hamas War

The International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) strongly urges for an immediate end to the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and Hamas and for a peace agreement. The escalating hostilities have resulted in an alarming number of innocent lives lost and pose a grave threat to international stability.

No cause can morally justify the act of holding of innocent civilians as hostage. Women, youth, and children are disproportionately affected by the ravages of war, and should this conflict persist, the toll on casualties is projected to reach tens of millions. The repercussions of such atrocity and devastation are immeasurable, and no reparations can adequately compensate for the human cost.

In recognition of the potential for a detrimental cycle of retaliation and counterretaliation, IWPG urges both parties to swiftly halt hostilities and engage in constructive dialogue for peace. Failure to do so jeopardizes the opportunity for a peaceful resolution, leading to a meaningless cycle of revenge.

IWPG, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and registered under the Department of Global Communications (DGC), appeals to the international community, including the United Nations, to take immediate and appropriate measures. This includes the provision of humanitarian aid and active mediation to facilitate peaceful negotiations between the conflicting parties. The organization denounces all forms of war crimes and violence that undermine global peace.

IWPG denounces all sorts of war crimes and acts of violence that disrupt world peace and is deeply dedicated to achieving world peace with women all around the world. The organization calls upon women worldwide to unite under the banner of peace, safeguarding their precious children and humanity from the scourge of war and violence.

26 October 2023

  • IWPG Chairwoman, Hyun Sook Yoon
    All IWPG Peace Families