Yvonne Dumont


Yvonne Dumont (née Fafe) born Paris, France September 3, 1911 (d. 1986). French Communist politician; active in Resistance WWII; member of postwar Movement for Peace; delegate of pacifist Women’s International Democratic Federation to UNESCO; believed women worked best politically through pacifist protests.


Their maternal instinct renders them more quickly empathetic in the suffering and anguish of the women in Vietnam; their instinctive horror of war making them more apt in understanding that there is no true security for any people as long as war rages in any part of the world.” (1967, Alessandro Brogi, Confronting America, p. 347; photo senat.fr)