Women peacemakers born today
1918 Marie-Luise Jahn born Gut Sandlach, Prussia. Peace advocate; physician. Member of anti-Nazi White Rose resistance; sentenced to 12 years hard labor, 1944.
1961 Djimi el Ghalia born Agadir, Morocco. Western Saharan nonviolent human rights activist. “Disappeared” in Moroccan custody, 1987-91. Vice-president of Sahrawi human rights organization ASVDH.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1962 Women Doukhobors disrobed before Prime Minister Diefenbaker in protest, Trail, BC.
1982 Seven women fasted 10 days for Equal Rights Amendment, Springfield, IL.
2013 Five grandmothers arrested for drone protest at Volk Field, Wisconsin; fined $232.