September 6

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1839 Leonie Rouzade born Paris, France (d. 1916). French feminist, socialist, writer of utopian novels.

  • 1860 Jane Addams born Cedarville, IL (d. 1935). Birthright Quaker; principal founder WILPF; Nobel Peace Prize 1931.

  • 1868 Margaret Dreier Robins born Brooklyn, NY (d. 1945). International labor leader who called International Congress of Working Women 1919 DC; opposed Versailles Treaty on feminist grounds.

  • 1953 Delia Mamon. Economist. Founder and president, Graines de Paix, for peace education and intercultural peace education, Geneva, 2005.

  • 1957 Michaële Jean born Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Governor-General of Canada 2005-10; first woman head of International Francophone Organization 2015; UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti; nominee for UN Secretary General 2016.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1934 WILPF Constitution and Purpose adopted Zürich.

  • 1935 People's Mandate to End War launched by WILPF.

  • 1976 Peace People Rally 25,000 Derry, Ireland.

  • 1990 Maria Nicoletta Gaida founded Ara Pacis Initiative.

  • 1990 Women and Peace Coalition of Israel opposed Gulf War. “Women refuse to accept war as a solution to resolve conflicts.”

  • 1991 Women's International Peace University created; first Ovum Pacis by Marcia Mason, Burlington, VT.