June 18

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1838 Dikka Møller born Østfold, Norway (d. 1912). Norwegian peace activist. Founded Norwegian Peace Association, 1895. Important contributor to peaceful separation from Sweden, 1905.

  • 1865 Jeanne Carolina van Lanschot Hubrecht born Breda, Netherlands (d. 1918). International pioneer in mental health nursing. Helped organize International Women's Peace Conference, The Hague, 1914. Advocated an end to war as an alternative to war nursing.

  • 1867 Rosa Genoni born Tirano, Italy (d. 1954). Famous Italian style designer. Took unusual Italian stand against war. As WILPF delegate, visited heads of state to call for an end to World War I, 1915; got Pope's support.

  • 1911 Ingrid Segerstedt-Wiberg born Lund, Sweden (d. 2010). Swedish internationalist journalist. Member of Parliament, 1958-70. Headed Swedish UN Association.

  • 1925 Carmel Budiardjo born London, England. Human rights activist. Founded TAPOL (Political Prisoner), 1973. Imprisoned by Indonesia, 1968-71; exiled. Received Right Livelihood Award, 1995.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1873 Susan B. Anthony convicted of voting, fined $100.

  • 1916 National Women’s Trade Union League sent delegation to President Wilson approving WILPF’s peace proposals at The Hague.

  • 1983 Second American Peace Camp, Puget Sound Peace Camp set up at Boeing plant, Kent, WA.

  • 2013 Sharon Dolev arranged historic meeting of peace activists with Israeli Knesset.

  • 2015 International Peace Institute issued report, “Reimagining Peacemaking: Women’s Roles in Peace Processes”.