Women peacemakers born today
1748 Olympe de Gouges born Montauban, Tarn, France (d. 1793). "Angel of Peace." Revolutionary feminist author and pamphleteer; human rights advocate. Wrote Declaration of the Rights of Women, 1791.
1842 Gualberta Alaide Beccari born Padua, Italy (d. 1906). Journalist, suffragist, pacifist, and feminist. Founded first Italian women's rights journal La Donna, 1868-91; pioneered advocacy of women and peace, 1870.
1907 Minerva Bernardino born Seibo, Dominican Republic (d. 1998). One of four women to sign UN Charter, 1945.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1915 Premiere of Beulah Dix’s antiwar play “Moloch”, Chicago.
1915 Jane Addams, Rosa Genoni, Aletta Jacobs, Chrystal Macmillan, and Rosika Schwimmer began a tour of European capitals, meeting with heads of state and seeking a peaceful resolution to World War I. In The Hague, they made an appeal for peace to Dutch Prime Minister Cort van der Linden.
1963 Mothers Lobby for a Test Ban, Washington, DC by WILPF and Women Strike for Peace.
1987 Six Pele Women (Women Aloud) arrested at Nevada test site.
1997 Presiding Justice Gabrielle MacDonald opened first International War Crimes Tribunal, the Hague.
2008 Algerian women launched radio station against violence and extremism.
2015 Women’s Court: A Feminist Approach to Justice conference, Sarajevo.