Women peacemakers born today
1940 Anna Abdallah born Southern Tanzania. Nurse; held four major cabinet posts: Minister of Health, Agriculture and Community Development, Public Works, Local Government. Initiated Creators of Peace for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
1947 Meredith Burgmann born Beecroft, Sydney, Australia. Professor; UN development consultant. Australian Labor Party politician; 15-year member of New South Wales Senate; Senate President, 1999-2007. Arrested 21 times, including for running on field of Sydney Cricket Ground during the South African rugby team's Australian tour to protest apartheid, 1971; later sentenced to two months in prison. Opposed Vietnam War and nuclear weapons; publicly opposed Iraq War.
1952 Claudia Fritsche born Liechtenstein. Ambassador to UN 1990-2002, US 2000-2002.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1983 Barbara Deming joined Women's Peace Walk to Seneca arms depot at Northwoods, NY.
1985 Nairobi Conference on Women last ended 4 pm.
1996 Graça Machel's report to UN on child soldiers.
2002 Thousands of women from Christian Women Initiatives in Liberia called for a neutral force for peace.
2015 Mothers Against War protested the Japanese government’s move to remove constitutional prohibition of war. "Our children were not born to be killed or to kill others."