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.
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.
1964 Nagaland Peace Day negotiated by Marjorie Sykes.
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.