Women peacemakers born today
1927 Mahawa Bangoura Camara born Conakry, Guinea. Guinea’s representative to the UN. Ambassador to US, 1995; Guinean Foreign Minister, 2000-02.
1957 Patricia McKenna born Castleshane, Monaghan, Ireland. Irish internationalist politician. First Green Party delegate to European Parliament, 1994-2004. President of Europeans United for Democracy, 2010-present.
1958 Nancy Soderberg born San Turce, Puerto Rico. American diplomat. National Security Council, 1992-97; UN representative, 1997-2001. Advocate for human rights and peace in Ireland.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1904 Angela de Castro donated statue of Christ the Redeemer of the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border to celebrate peace between the two nations.
1945 In Montaubon, France, Pax Christi founded upon the ideas of Madame Dortel-Claudet.
2012 Women at the Peace Table – Asia Pacific, an assembly of 40 female peacemakers from the Asia Pacific region, met at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Kathmandu, Nepal.
2013 Kunchok Wangmo immolated herself to protest Chinese rule in the Dzoege region of Ngaba, eastern Tibet.
2013 Iraqi refugee Sundus Shaker Saleh filed suit against the Bush administration for war of aggression in Iraq.