Women peacemakers born today
1953 Isabelle Alonso born Auxerre, France. French militant feminist; co-founder and president of Female Watchdogs against violence toward women, especially public insults.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1943 Bernice Fisher and James Farmer of CORE led a non-violent sit-in protest of segregated Jack Spratt Coffee Shop, Chicago.
2006 Women Peace and Security Network - Africa (WIPSEN-Africa) established.
- 2009 In Ontario, Vicki Monague led First Nation tribal members in a protest of proposed landfill Site 41 to protect local groundwater.
2014 Led by Pastor Esther Ibanga, 300 women of several religions marched 4 kilometers through the streets of Jos, Nigeria, carrying roses to protest Boko Haram's abduction of girls.
2015 In Seneca Lake, NY, 16 women arrested in Mother’s Day protest against Crestwood fracking operation.