June 14

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1812 Harriet Beecher Stowe born Litchfield, CT (d. 1896). Abolitionist writer. Published Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852.

  • 1860 Anna B. Eckstein born Coburg, Saxony, Germany (d. 1947). German-American peace leader; Boston teacher. Collected 6 million signatures for peace on eve of World War I.

  • 1934 Margaretta D’Arcy born Finsbury, London, England. Prominent Irish playwright and actress; peace activist. Member of Committee of 100, advocating civil disobedience against nuclear weapons, 1961.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1942 First UN Day chaired by Dorothy Schramm.

  • 1963 Women Against the Bomb in UK call for test ban; sent delegation to Moscow.

  • 1984 Parliament member Marilyn Waring's break with premier led to nuclear-free New Zealand.

  • 1991 First international report on women: UN "World's Women."

  • 2009 Code Pink AHAVA protest Tel Aviv in bikinis, against illegal occupation.