Women peacemakers born today
1815 Elizabeth Rous Comstock born Maidenhead, Berkshire, England (d. 1891). Quaker pacifist; minister; abolitionist; ran underground railroad in US; opposed Civil War.
1914 Anna Wing born Hackney, London, England. Quaker; actress; supporter of CND.
1915 Annabel Kreider Wolfson (d. 1983). Opposed Vietnam War by founding Interfaith Center for Draft Information, Worcester, 1969.
1986 Gulalai Ismail born Peshawar, India. Co-founded Aware Girls to assert women’s rights, 2002; founded Seeds of Peace to promote women’s promotion of peace, 2010.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1939 Ground broken for Nancy Brown Peace Carillon, Detroit.
1982 First public meeting for Puget Sound Peace Camp at "Feminine Resistance to Militarism" forum at Friends Center, Seattle.
2001: UN Security Council heard testimony of women from Timor, Kosovo and Afghanistan in second Arria forum.