Kvinnor för Fred, KFF, was established in 1978 and is an organisation working with peace based on women’s own conditions.
KFF has no political or religious ties and belongs to a network of international branches.
Our goal is to promote women’s participation in conflict resolution. A special focus lies on zero tolerance for nuclear weapons, weapon production and weapon export, and rape as a war strategy. We promote human rights for all.
The organisation works through international cooperation projects and with women’s groups in Israel/Palestine, Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as in West Sahara. KFF cooperates with KFF in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Switzerland and WAFE in England. It has 500 members in Sweden.
Sveriges Ekumeniska Kvinnoråd, SEK, is a non-profit organization existing since 1959. It is a forum for Christian women in Sweden.
Its working area is the church and society from a woman’s perspective. Amongst other, the organization pursues equality between women and men and for women to be more active in leadership and decision-making roles in churches and society as a whole.
SEK offers an eucumenical meeting place and a community across societies and across religions. It offers education in active non-violence for women living in conflict zones. SEK works with women at local, national and international levels.
Riksförbundet Internationella Föreningen Fem-Inclusion, RIFFI, was created in 1974 and is today an umbrella organization for about 30 local associations across the country. RIFFI is engaged in national and international issues concerning immigration and refugees.
The organization works to ease the integration process for immigrants in Sweden. RIFFI turns to all women regardless of nationality.
Svenska Kvinnors Vänsterförbund, SKV, is not tied to any political party, but is a feminist and pacifist women’s association.
SKV has its roots in the association “Frisinnade kvinnor” that was created in 1914 under the banner “Against war psychosis for democracy and women’s equality”. Its current name was adopted in 1931. SKV pursues equality between men and women, for the protection of democracy. SKV works against violence and commercial explotation of women and children, and promotes a society where children can grow up safely.
SVK works for peace, against war and imperialism and its vision is to reach a universal and complete disarmament. SKV promotes sustainable development and a fair division of the earth’s resources.
Kvinnliga Läkares Förening, KLF, was inspired by Women’s doctor committee, which was created in 1916 by Karolina Widerstrom who was Sweden’s first female doctor. In 1976, KLF was made an interest- and partner organization within the Doctors association and today has about 1 400 members. The majority of the members are medical doctors or students. KLF works for equal conditions for female doctors and equal access to health and care.
The Women’s Baltic Peacebuilding Initiative is a non-profit, women’s association. The association was formed as a result of Foreign Minister Margot Wallström’s meeting with civil society organizations in 2014, where she stated the importance of the non-profit organizations concerning the feminist foreign policy and its peace-promoting purposes.
Our vision is a world where peace is a human right and where conflicts are handled and resolved without violence or threats of violence. Our aim is to work for peace-building in the Baltic Sea region on the basis of UN documents on women’s rights such as CEDAW, the action plan from the Fourth UN Conference on Women in 1995, Security Council Resolution 1325: 2000. We work on the basis of Feminist agreements and demands from the Nordic Forum 2014 and Goal 16 in Agenda 2030, which is to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for a sustainable development, provide access to legal systems for everyone and build efficient, responsible and inclusive institutions at all levels”. We collaborate with other organizations in Sweden, the Nordic countries and the rest of the Baltic Sea region.
Varken Hora Eller Kuvad, VHEK, is a part of the national movement NPNS in France. WHEK is an antirasist and feminist movement that fights and take action on account of all women’s and girl’s rights, especially for those who are victims of violence and honor based violence.
VHEK is a politically and religiously independent movement that influences the public debates and serves as a voice for those who are not heard. WHEK are suburbian feminists, meaning that women’s and children’s rights not should depend on gender, ethnicity, skin color, religion and other cultural traditions that determine women’s and girl’s destiny. Equal rights, equal opportunities and democracy shall apply to everyone.