Women peacemakers born today
1806 Elizabeth Buffum Chace born Providence, RI (d. 1899). Radical pacifist and Quaker abolitionist, suffragist; conductor on underground railroad. Opposed Civil War, Spanish-American War.
1820 Mary Livermore born Boston, MA (d. 1905). American reformer; abolitionist; suffragist lecturer and journalist.
1919 Sally Lilienthal born Portland, OR (d. 2006). American peace advocate and philanthropist; sculptor. Founded anti-nuclear grantmaking organization Ploughshares Fund, 1981. Vice-chairwoman of Amnesty International, 1977. Major supporter of Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 1997.
1945 Brenda Stokely born Harlem, New York. Co-chair New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW). Organized Million Worker March opposing war Oct. 2004; Black Socialist labor leader; opposes Israeli occupation; founder Troops Out Now 2004, Blacks in Solidarity Against the War 2005.
1949 Le Ly Hayslip born Ky La, Vietnam. Humanitarian, author; founded East Meets West Foundation to heal wounds of war, 1988; published memoir Child of War, Woman of Peace, 1993.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1645 Lady Deborah Moody got patent of religious liberty, leading to first Quaker meeting in America.
1979 CEDAW Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women adopted by UN General Assembly.
1999 Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia organized human chains for "Peace for Empowerment and Empowerment for peace."
2011 Three members of Femen abducted and beaten by Minsk security police for topless protests.
2011 President Obama issued the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.
2014 The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) released plans to build six regional Women Peace and Training Centers.