August 2

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1894 Berta Lutz born São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1976). One of four women to sign UN Charter 1945. Brazilian zoologist and leading feminist who led for right of women to vote; diplomat who signed treaty on Diplomatic Asylum 1954; co-founded Pan American Association of Women 1922.

  • 1922 Annabelle Wiener born New York, NY (d. 1999). Deputy Director of World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA) 1991; ran philatelic program promoting UN; Special Adviser on International Women's Year.

  • 1945 Jewell Jackson McCabe born Washington DC. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer for Northeast US; founder and first President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women 1981.

  • 1955 Nevena Vučković Šahović born Belgrade. UN expert on rights of the child 2003-9; human rights lawyer; President of Child Rights Centre Belgrade; judge International Children's Peace Prize.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1915 Jane Addams and other women envoys reported on their appeals to state leaders to stop World War I.

  • 1972 First Woman Delegate on UN Security Council Jeanne Cissé of Guinea.

  • 1991 Nancy Kent and Lynn Fredriksson convicted of disorderly breach of peace for protest of June 8 Gulf War Victory parade, D.C.

  • 2004 "Women, Water, Peace" 28th WILPF Congress, Göteborg, Sweden.