Aletta Jacobs


Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs born Sappemeer, Netherlands February 9, 1854 (d. 1929). First Dutch female physician; militant pacifist. Helped organize and hosted WILPF at Hague Congress, 1915.


"Yes, the women will do it. They don't feel as men do about war. Men think of the economic results; women think of the grief and pain, and the damage to the race. If we can bring women to feel that internationalism is higher than nationalism, then they won't stand by governments, they'll stand by humanity." (1915 in Foster, Women for All Seasons pp. 16-17; 1915 photo Wikipedia)