Women peacemakers born today
1874 Mary Swartz Rose born Newark, OH (d. 1941). PhD; pioneering nutritionist; served League of Nations Health Organization, 1935; founded American Institute of Nutrition, 1933.
1907 Jane Evans (d. 2004). Jewish feminist leader; pacifist; founded Jewish Peace Fellowship, 1941; supported conscientious objectors; active consultant for National Peace Conference at UN Charter, San Francisco.
1908 Muriel Duckworth born Austin, Quebec, Canada (d. 2009). Quaker; absolute pacifist; Canadian "Peace Movement's Best Friend"; president of VOW, 1967-72; opposed Vietnam War; awarded Pearson Peace Medal, 1991.
1944 Sally Kirkland born Manhattan, NY. Antiwar actress; marched in Hollywood parade for world peace, 2006.
1952 Helena Cobban born Abingdon, England. British journalist; Quaker pacifist. Expert on Middle East and postwar justice reporter on peace negotiations. Founded Just World Books, 2010.
1955 Susan Smith. Created Center for Nonviolence, Claremont, CA. Anti-war, anti-nuclear activist.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1917 Pacifist organization La Voix des Femmes founded.
1955 Picasso created Two Women and Dove.
1983 Halloween protest: Greenham witches use bolt cutters.
1983/84/85/86 Witch Trials by Women Rising in Resistance.
2000 UN Security Council Resolution 1325 requests greater use of women in peacemaking.
2013 In Alexandria, Egypt, following an early morning rally for ousted President Morsi, 21 women (including 7 juveniles) were arrested, beaten, and sentenced to 11-year prison terms for illegal assembly and vandalism.
2014 Women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan arrested for posting nude photo of herself with sign "Elimination of Discrimination Convention. Don’t you know?"