Women peacemakers born today
1847 Alice Gordon Gulick born Boston, MA (d. 1903). Opposed Spanish-American War 1898; founded International Institute for Girls, San Sebastian, Spain 1887.
1868 Elisabeth Waern-Bugge born Billingsfors, Sweden (d. 1951). Swedish leader of WILPF 1919; first WILPF mission and report on Palestine 1931; Swedish Women's Unarmed Uprising Against War 1935.
1887 Germaine Hannevart born Leuze, Hainaut, Belgium (d. 1977). Belgian educator, biology professor; became active pacifist after fiance killed in WWI; militant feminist; peace missions to China and Korea.
1910 Rúhíyyih Khanum born New York, NY (d. 2000). Bahá'í leader; promoted world peace and UN.
1932 Ruth Elizabeth Lechte born Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012). Feminist; environmentalist; peace activist. Founding staff member of Fiji YWCA, 1962. Spearheaded opposition to nuclear testing in Mururoa, leading to nuclear-free Pacific, 1968.
1958 Mozah bint Nasser born Al Khor, Qatar. Muslim wife of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, emir of Qatar. UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education, 2003; UN Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) Ambassador, 2010; UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, 2010.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1950 American Women for Peace founded. "The lives of our daughters and sons can be secure only in a world at peace."
1958 First woman to head national delegation to UN: Agda Rössel for Sweden.
1981 Nordic Women for Peace March for Peace from Copenhagen arrived Paris.
1983 35 German women fasted 7 days for peace, Düsseldorf.
1984 Barb Katt damaged computers for Trident missile in Plowshares protest at Sperry plant, Eagan, MN.
1988 2000 women attended the First International Women’s Peace Conference, organized and chaired by Vivian Castleberry, Dallas, TX.
2007 Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge fired for policy to fight AIDS.
2011 In Bahrain, Jalila Al Salman and Rula Al Saffar went on hunger strike to protest torture.
2011 Kissathon protest for better education, Santiago, Chile.
2012 Tibetan nun Dolkar Kyi died of immolation at Tso monastery, Kanltho, Gansu.
2016 Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Western Asia, Beirut.