Willemien Posthumus-van der Goot


Willemien "Willy" Posthumus-Van Der Goot born Pretoria, South Africa May 2, 1897 (d. 1989). Dutch pacifist; feminist leader; radio commentator; first woman economist. Active in the Assn. for Universal Peace (RUP), 1936; adopted Jewish child during WWII; chaired Dutch section of UN International Cooperation Year, 1965. Published Women Fought for Peace, 1961, and Peace with a Human Face, 1973. Founded part of International Peace Research Organisation's International Scientific Institute of Feminine Interpretation (ISIFI) in the belief "that women observe their own way in the confused state of the world," 1967.