Barbro Alving


Barbro Alving born Uppsala, Sweden January 12, 1909 (d. 1987). Pacifist; war correspondent; reported on Spanish Civil War, Finnish Winter War, Vietnam. Leader against nuclear weapons; jailed for refusal to participate in civil defense; WILPF member.


"There are times in life when an action which apparently looks negative—a no—can be positive. The civil defense duty places me in such a situation as a woman, and as a pacifist." (1954 trial, Majken Jul Sørensen, War Resisters’ International, Jan. 5, 2011; 1951 photo Wikipedia)