Women peacemakers born today
1829 Abby Hutchinson Patton born Milford, NH (d. 1892). Singer for peace, abolition and women's rights; poet and member of famous troupe of itinerant singers, song "Kind Words Can Never Die" (1855).
1933 Jehan Sadat born Cairo, Egypt. First lady of Egypt who encouraged peace with Israel, which won her husband a Nobel Prize; professor of comparative literature; PhD; poet; delegate to UN Women's conferences Copenhagen and Beijing’ first winner of Community of Christ Peace Award 1993.
1948 Ninon Colneric born Recklingshausen, Westphalia. German Judge European Court of Justice 2000-06; Professor, co-Dean of China-Europe School of International Law (CESL).
1963 Hilde Frafjord Johnson born Arusha, Tanzania. Norwegian anthropologist; politician. Member of Norwegian Parliament, 1993-2001; Minister for International Development, 1997-2005; UN representative to South Sudan 2011-14. Active peacemaker in Sudan, leading to peace, 2005; Deputy Executive UNICEF, 2007-11.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1991 Women of Europe Peace Caravan called for peace in Sarajevo.
1992 Women founded 21st Century Party opposing war and death penalty; first chair Dolores Huerta.
1995 The WILPF Peace Train arrived in Beijing for NGO Forum.
2015 Women’s role in bringing peace discussed at Third World Summit of Universal Peace Federation, Seoul, Korea.
2015: Six hundred women protested militarization in Osaka Women's March.