Women peacemakers born today
1929 Arna Mer-Khamis born Rosh Pina, Galilee, Palestine (d. 1995). Jewish peacemaker. Founded In the Defence of Children under Occupation/Care and Learning, 1993. Received Right Livelihood Award for human rights work with refugee children, 1993.
1939 Heyde Maria Durán-de Lopez born Palmira, Colombia. Diplomat; peacemaker. Junior Minister for Shantytowns.
1948 Emma Bonino born Bra, Italy. Gandhian activist; president of nonviolent non-governmental organization Transnational Radicals. First European Commissioner for Health, 1995-99; Italian Minister of European Politics, 2006.
1951 Helen Zille born Johannesburg, South Africa. Journalist; politician. Exposed the circumstances of Steve Biko's murder. Active in the Black Sash End Conscription Campaign, 1983. Mayor of Capetown, 2006-09; Premier of Western Cape, 2009–present.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1906 Having been refused audience with the Prime Minister, suffragists broke into 10 Downing Street and were arrested.
1983 Comiso anti-nuclear protestors attacked by Italian police.
- 1996 Anti-Nuclear Tea Party: Lithuanian women ask for nuclear-free future in Ignalia region.
2015 At the UN, the Inter-Parliamentary Union held a discussion, “Countering Cyber Violence Against Women.”