Women peacemakers born today
1912 Mary McCarthy born Seattle, WA (d. 1989). Author who revealed suffering of Vietnam War, 1967.
1947 Shirin Ebadi born Hamadan, Iran. Nobel Peace Prize 2003 for human rights of women and children. Iranian justice.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1908 Over 300,000 people, the largest crowd to date, assembled in Hyde Park to show popular support for suffrage.
1931 WILPF Peace Caravan left Hollywood to cross US.
1935 Sylvia Pankhurst erected the first anti-air war monument in front of her red cottage, Woodford Green, Essex.
1946 UN established Commission on Status of Women.
1951 Human Rights Convention on White Slavery in effect.
1964 Fannie Lou Hamer began nonviolent training for Freedom Summer at Western College for 600 volunteers.
1981 10,000 women rallied Copenhagen to send off Scandinavian women's march against nuclear weapons.
1989 Women's Convoy to Central America crossed Mexican border at Laredo.
2003 Permanent Convention of Women Against War met in Rome. "Out of the history of war, Europe out of war."
2006 Belgrade Women in Black stripped off clothes in protest against patriarchy.
2013 Vicki Monague began Water Walk around Georgian Bay.
2014 Yara Sallam and a dozen Cairo women arrested for protest against anti-protest law.
2015 In Cairo, several dozen women held a vigil at the presidential palace to protest the arrest of 23 political activists. "Ramadan is not the same without you.”