Women peacemakers born today
1882 Helene Monastier born Payerne, Switzerland (d. 1976). Quaker; co-founder of first nonviolent peace corps, Service Civil International (SCI), 1920, whose motto is "Deeds, not words."
1943 Sheila Watt-Cloutier born Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Northern Quebec, Canada. Inuit leader; environmental activist; Right Livelihood Award winner, 2015; Nobel prize nominee 2007; UN Champion of the Earth 2004.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1949 UN Convention on Suppression of Traffic in Women approved by General Assembly.
1955 Prof. Jo Ann Robinson organized Montgomery bus boycott.
1982 First performance of "Missile America Contest" at Westlake Mall, Seattle.
1987 Carmen Mendieta and two other women leaders blown up by Contra mine near Piawas, Nicaragua.
1990 First Clothesline Project Hyannis by Rachel Carey-Harper.
2011 Six FEMEN women made topless protest at Euro games, Kiev.
2011 Norma Andrade, founder of "Our Daughters Return Home" shot in Ciudad, Juarez.
2013 800 members of WOZA held two peaceful protests as they petitioned Parliament on gender-based violence. “We have our rights!”