Women peacemakers born today
1874 Florence Cross Kitchelt born Rochester, NY (d. 1961). Socialist; sole woman on League of Nations Health Committee, 1924-30; head of Conn. League of Nations Association, 1924-44; promoted Model League of Nations; associate of Jane Addams.
1875 Louise Aimee Saumoneau born Poitiers, France (d. 1950). Led first International Women's Day in Paris, 1914; pacifist socialist opposed to World War I; imprisoned 7 weeks for antiwar stand, 1915.
1948 Florence Mumba born Mufulira, Zambia. Delegate to Nairobi, 1985; Zambian ombudsman, 1989; presided as judge at Yugoslav War Crimes tribunal, 1997; appointed International Criminal Tribunals vice-president, 1999; verdict in first case of wartime rape 2001; Cambodia Tribunal 2009.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1981 Congressional women protest for ERA at White House christmas tree lighting.
1999 UN General Assembly passed resolution declaring November 25 as Day of International Elimination of Violence Against Women.
2008 Four Code Pink women arrested at San Francisco Marine recruiting station.
2011 Maya Evans arrived in Kabul, leading the first British peace mission to Afghanistan.