Women peacemakers born today
1924 Jo Bristah born Moulmein, Burma (d. 2011). Daughter of missionaries. Founded the second American peace studio, the Swords into Plowshares (SIP) Peace Center, Detroit, 1985.
1925 Trude Unruh born Essen, Germany. Co-founder of the Green Party, supporting the environment, human rights, a nuclear-free Europe, and friendship with East Germany, 1978. Member of German Parliament, representing the Grey Panther Party, 1987-90.
1971 Rachel Weisz born London, England. British actress. Supporter of World Food Program.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1870 First Women’s Suffrage Demonstration in Massachussets, by Grimké sisters during a snowstorm in Hyde Park.
1962 Women’s Day for Peace celebrated in United Kingdom by peace organization Voice of Women, organized by Judith Cook.
1965 First Selma March, taking inspiration from the actions of Diane Nash.
1996 500 Guatemalan women marched on the National Palace in protest of violence against women.
2006 In Maputo, Mozambique, Spanish Vice President Maria Teresa Fernández De La Vega addressed International Women’s Day first forum "Spain-Africa: Women for a better world."
2011 75 Boston women protested at Massachusetts State House. "BRING OUR WAR $$ HOME"