January 23

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1885 Agatha Harrison born Sandhurst, England (d. 1954). Quaker; friend of Gandhi; WILPF founder; leader of Indian Conciliation Group for Indian independence; UN observer, 1950; mediator for Vietnam peace. Led Women's Peace Crusade for Parliament of Peacemakers, 1929.
  • 1921 Marija Gimbutas born Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1994). Feminist; archaeologist; showed that Old Europe society was matriarchal and peaceful.
  • 1945 Janet Bruin born Philadelphia, PA (d. 1996). Swiss-American; second generation WILPF member; editor of WILPF publication Pax et Libertas.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1985 Yvonne Klein arrested in Albany, GA for picketing a civil defense exercise.