Barbara Gladysch


Barbara Gladysch born during bombing of Düsseldorf, Germany October 25, 1940. Founded Mothers for Peace, 1981; founded Children of Chernobyl, 1986; offered aid to refugees of Balkan wars; peace mission to Chechnya, 1996; recipient of Sean MacBride Peace Award, 1999.


"We have no enemies. We are declaring peace on all countries. Children all over the world are our children. Mothers all over the world are the same; we are equal. We are declaring peace on everyone." (WILPF Peace Women Across the Globe, bios)

"My utopia is that we, mothers, we, women, would be able to keep our sons away from military service, no matter in which part of the world they are supposed to fight." (Ibid; photo 2010