Martha Larsen Jahn born Kristiana, Norway April 17, 1875 (d. 1954). Feminist librarian; Norwegian peace leader. WILPF founding member, 1915. First president of Norwegian WILPF, 1916; board member of WILPF international, 1919-29; chair of Norwegian WILPF, 1925-34. Norwegian delegate to League of Nations, 1925-26. Gathered 80,000 signatures for disarmament, 1932. Resisted Nazi occupation; postwar opposition to nuclear weapons.
“This international Congress of Women recognizes that an international strike of women against all kinds of war can only be effective if taken up internationally. This congress therefore urges the national sections take up work for an international agreement between women to refuse their support of war in money, work, or propaganda.” (adopted WILPF congress, Vienna, 1921; photo norsk biograf lexicon)