February 25

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1902 Elizabeth Evans Baker born Montclair, NJ (d. 1990). Peace advocate; philanthropist. Sponsored peace programs at Juniata College, 1971, and Ohio State University, 1981.

  • 1910 Millicent Hammond Fenwick born New York, NY (d. 1992). Politician and diplomat. US Representative, 1972-84; US Ambassador to UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), 1983-87.

  • 1932 Mary Eoloff born (d. 2014) Quaker teacher and peace activist. Founded Minnesota Pax Christi, 1980; co-founded Peace Studies Task Force.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1838 Angelina Grimké issued a report on the success of nonviolence efforts. "We Abolition Women are turning the world upside-down."

  • 1980 German Women for Peace made appeal: “We women create peace! We do not arrange ourselves in rank and file, we dance out of line!”

  • 1984 Rooftop Protest of Greenham Women at Holloway Prison.

  • 1986 Corazon Aquino inaugurated president of Philippines following nonviolent People Power Revolution.

  • 1995 Soldiers’ Mother’s Committee of Russia held international Congress "For life and freedom" against Chechen War.

  • 1997 Rev. Cecilia Redner and Marija Fischer convicted of illegal entry in the Bofors Factory Protest. They entered the site to plant an apple tree and disarm a naval cannon destined for Indonesian military use in East Timor.

  • 2015 In Caracas, Maria Corina Machado joined a march protesting the Venezuelan government's use of deadly force against a 14-year-old student protester.