Valentine Dannevig


Valentine Dannevig born Tønsberg, Norway June 17, 1872 (d. 1962). Norwegian educator and internationalist. Sole female member of League of Nations Permanent Mandates Commission, 1928-40. WILPF founding member, 1915; founding member of Norwegian WILPF.


“[T]he granting of female suffrage should be regarded as a right devolving on women in civilised States. The granting of the right of voting to Jewish women would eventually have an effect upon and raise the standard of the Arab women.” (June 27, 1933, League Mandates Commission; photo