Women peacemakers born today
1885 Edith Terry Bremer born Hamilton, NY (d. 1964). Immigration expert; founded International Institute, a movement for cultural pluralism with efforts towards protection of immigrant girls, 1910.
1930 Felicia Langer born Tarnow, Poland. Israeli human rights attorney for Palestinians; recipient of Right Livelihood award, 1990.
1943 Svetlana Sotiroff MacDonald born Geneva, Switzerland. Canadian; Quaker pacifist; human rights lawyer; gay rights advocate.
1949 Daniela Dahn born Berlin, Germany. German journalist and peace writer.
1950 Jody Williams born Brattleborough, VT. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for landmine abolition, 1997; advocates abolition of all nuclear weapons.
1969 Trine Pertou Mach born Bredal, Denmark. Danish politician; ; peace activist; Socialist member of Parliament, 2012-15, foreign affairs committee. Expert on Middle East where she worked, 2001-06.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1983 Women's Peace Camp started with Hunger Walk, Ann Arbor, MI.
1991 Belgrade Women in Black led by Staša Zajović began protest against war. “Always disobedient to patriarchy, war, nationalism, and militarism.”
2007 Yoko Ono dedicated the Imagine Peace Tower, Viday, Iceland.
2011 Yemeni women marched in three cities to celebrate Tawakkol Karman's Nobel Prize.
2012 In Mingora, Pakistan, the Taliban boarded a school bus and shot 14-year-old student Malala Yousafzai in the head for her defense of female education.
2013 WoMin founded at Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
2015 UN published “Preventing Conflict: a Global Study” on the failure to use women peacemakers. “United Nations must take the lead in stopping the process of militarization and militarism that began in 2001 in an ever-increasing cycle of conflict. The normalization of violence at the local, national and international levels must cease. Networks of women peacebuilders and peacemakers must be expanded.”
2016 “Always Disobedient! Still on the Streets!” Serbian Women in Black celebrated 25th anniversary.
2016 Italian Women in Black held peace march Perugia to Assisi. “Get War out of History!”