Jeanne Alexandre


Jeanne Halbwachs Alexandre born Paris, France February 14, 1890 (d. 1980). French feminist; integral pacifist and socialist; opposed World War I. Advocated laying on tracks to stop draftee trains; supported peace initiative that led to foundation of WILPF, 1915.


Women have come together [at the Hague] to demand their rights, but their claims are based on a more disinterested idea, the underlying feminism is the will to prevent war, for a just and better humanity.” (Cédric Weis, Archives du féminisme, Dec. 2004; photo BU-angers)