Emilia Broomé


Emilia Broomé (née Lothigius) born Jönköping, Sweden January 13, 1866 (d. 1925). Founded Swedish Women's Peace Organization, 1898; WILPF leader; first woman in Swedish national legislature, 1914.


Sure that the growth of civilization will be able to overcome ancient barbarity, we look,forward confidently to the future, when respect for the right will be stronger than the inclination to violence, and the nations will no longer be divided against one another, but will stand together in peaceful and friendly cooperation.” (Advocate of Peace 1907, p. 101; photo http://bit.ly/y7cvEN)