Ellen Diederich


Ellen Diederich born Dortmund, Germany March 26, 1944. German “peace worker” for over 50 years; set up Peace Tent at Nairobi 1985 for dialogue of women enemies; drove Peace Bus 12,000 miles, to Greenham Common, Nevada test site; protested El Salvador war; women’s peace marches 1981-3; active in ecofeminist peace group Women in Life on Earth; established International Women's garden and International Women's Peace Archive 1990 at Oberhausen, Ruhr.


War is man-made. Peace, too.” (her motto)

War does not solve problems, war is the problem. Violence begets violence and hatred, which in turn generates violence and hatred.” (memoir Krieg löst keine Probleme; photo hinter-den-schlagzeile)