March 13

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.