October 3

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1877 Virginia Gildersleeve born New York, NY (d. 1965). Internationalist; historian; dean of Barnard College. Early promoter of League of Nations; helped draft charter of UN and UNESCO.

  • 1921 Gedong Bagus Oka (née Ni Wayan Gedong) born Kangasem, Bali, Dutch East Indies (d. 2002). Balinese Hindu leader. Gandhian philosopher of nonviolence and truth. Member of Indonesian Parliament, 1968, 1999. Awarded Gandhian Jamnalal Bajaj Prize, 1994.

  • 1941 Karin Hokborg born Luleå, Sweden. Judge of Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal, 2003; Swedish diplomat and international lawyer.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1967 Thich Nu Tri Tuc immolated self in Vietnam war protest.

  • 1982 Greenham women clogged sewer pipe with wool construction.

  • 2011 Swedish women protest at Parliament, Stockholm: "DRONES KILL CHILDREN."