Women peacemakers born today
1939 Jean Houston born Brooklyn, NY. Humanistic psychologist; trainer for UN Development Program Bangladesh. Published Manual for the Peacemaker, 1997.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1866 First national Women's Suffrage association formed, American Equal Rights Association, with Lucretia Mott as president.
1899 First international women’s peace rally organized by Margarethe Selenka, Munich.
1967 In Stockholm, Simone de Beauvoir, as a member of the International War Crimes Tribunal, condemned US actions in Vietnam as genocide and torture.
1992 Wendy Bobbitt and two children age 9 and 5 crossed line at Strategic Air Command Offutt base, Omaha, to be arrested; she spent 90 days in jail.
2007 Iraqi women launched peace movement, Balad al-Salam Bas lil Unf (“Abode of Peace. . . No More Violence”) to promote peace and put an end to violence and random killings.
2013 Guatemalan Attorney General Paz y Paz successfully prosecuted General Rios Montt for genocide.
2015 Women’s Resistance to Extremism and Terrorism & their Struggle for Rights, Peace & Security forum held in Erbil, Iraq.