The Gender and Peace Commission (previously the Women and Peace Commission) is one of the longest established Commissions of IPRA with Members in all Continents.
During the 2000 IPRA International Conference held in Finland, the Gender and Peace Commission replaced the Women and Peace Commission. This change was made in recognition that women and men, girls and boys all need to be active participants in developing and implementing effective strategies to end gender-based violence, promote social justice, peace and sustainable development.
For the IPRA International Conferences held in Finland 2000, in South Korea 2002 and in Hungary 2004, the Gender and Peace Commission had eight (8) successful sessions for each of these conferences. At the same time, the Gender and Peace Commission organized two (2) plenary sessions for the 2004 IPRA Conference in Hungary, one (1) plenary session for the 2002 IPRA Conference in South Korea, and one (1) plenary session for the 2000 IPRA Conference in Finland.