Women peacemakers born today
1872 Vilma Glucklich born Vágujhely, Hungary (d. 1927). Internationalist and pacifist leader; feminist suffragist; physics educator. Led first Hungarian protest against World War I, 1914; founding member and International Secretary of WILPF, 1922-25.
1922 Mildred Robbins Leet born Brooklyn, NY (d. 2011). Co-founded UNIFEM, 1976; co-founded Trickle-Up against poverty, 1979; founded African Action on AIDS, 1998; promoted International Peace Academy; Theodore Kheel Award of Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, 1985.
1956 Lucinda Marshall. American feminist and peace activist; poet and blogger. Founded Feminist Peace Network, 2001.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1928 Jane Addams presided over the first Pan-Pacific Women's Conference, Honolulu.
1981 UN Day of Solidarity with South African Women (Resolution 37/1721).
1981 Louise Franklin-Ramirez organized DC Grey Panthers Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee with protest at Lincoln Memorial.
1982 Greenham Common women gave peace cranes to base commander.
1990 Declaration of Karajohka of indigenous women, Norway.
1991 Yolanda Huet-Vaughn sentenced to 2½ years Leavenworth Prison for refusal of Gulf War service.
1991 Three women arrested for Nagasaki protest at Westover Field, Massachusetts.
2000 Five Women arrested at Pentagon for "Act of Nonviolent Love" in Nagasaki protest at Pentagon.
2014 Jaine Rose's Wool against Weapons Action (AWE) stretched 7-mile-long pink "peace scarf" against Trident missiles from Aldermaston to Burghfield, Berkshire.