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April 16, 2008

Malicious Attack Takes Down Women's Peace Organization Website

Someone hacked into WILPF's server through a subdomain and brought down the entire US Section network's online capabilities. Since Tuesday evening, wilpf.org has been unavailable. All online property has been compromised, including our email addresses and member listservs.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section Acting Executive Director Laura Roskos is working with our web consultant and web hosting service to resolve the problem. Priority is being given to getting our website back online and investigations will continue to pinpoint the cause of the problem.

WILPF is the oldest women's peace organization, dedicated to women's participation in all political decision-making processes, a cessation of violence, and the creation of a just and peaceful world. Two of our foremothers are the only American women (so far) to win Nobel Peace Prizes: Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch.

You may have heard of our Great Day slogan: "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."

Support WILPF - Purchase Great Day Products from Northern Sun. WILPF copyrighted that sentence in 1978 and receives royalties for all products sold featuring our slogan and children in a playground image.

Read about our work to expand the reach of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security at our Peace Women Project website.

Learn about Creating a Critical Mass of Political Will for Nuclear Disarmament at our Reaching Critical Will website.

The above two projects are coordinated by WILPF international and reside on a more secure server.

Posted by cj at April 16, 2008 10:22 PM


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