Women peacemakers born today
1876 Maude Royden born Liverpool, England (d. 1956). Pacifist during World War I; first female Anglican priest; proposed a Peace Army, 1930s.
1901 Muriel Gardiner born Chicago, IL (d. 1985). American psychoanalyst; internationalist; opposed nuclear weapons; assisted escapees from Nazis in Vienna, 1938; co-founded Center for Innovative Diplomacy, "Dedicated to preventing nuclear and conventional war by increasing citizen participation in foreign affairs," 1982.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1909 "First Great Strike of Women," "Uprising of the 20,000" garment workers in Manhattan.
1921 Mollie Steimer exiled from US.
1989 Maria led Huancayo Peru march for International Day of Opposition to Violence Against Women.
2011 Aliaa Elmahdy of Cairo posted nude photo online to protest "a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy."