Women peacemakers born today
1921 Patricia Ford, Lady Fisher born North Down, Northern Ireland (d. 1996). First Irish woman member of British parliament; founded Women Caring Trust to rescue children from civil violence, 1972.
1944 Elizabeth Lira Kornfeld born Santiago, Chile. Professor of Psychology; worked with victims of torture Chile, Salvador 1992-96, Guatemala 1999-2001; promoted postwar political reconciliation in Latin America.
1981 Bahareh Hedayat born Tehran, Iran. Iranian feminist and student leader.
Women's peacemaking on this day
- 1955 Nagasaki survivor Kikue Ihara speech to English guildswomen led to formation of CND.
- 1958 First night of Aldermaston March spent in the rain at Hounslow.
- 1989 Aung San Suu Kyi faced six soldier assassins, told her supporters to stand aside, and walked up to them.
2013 The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders released the report Kinshasa Call to Action—Women Speak, Women Act for Peace!