August 9

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.

  • 1956 On South African Women's Day, 20,000 women including Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, and Helen Joseph participated in a silent march against Apartheid, Pretoria.

  • 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.