Women and peace
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Representatives of nine national women's organizations united to accomplish two goals: to lobby for the United States to join the World Court, and to hold a conference together. They chose Carrie Chapman Catt to be their leader.
The Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations was founded in 1931 (informally called the Women's Disarmament Committee). The PDCWIO was formed to promote the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments and called itself the "greatest concerted action for peace ever undertaken by women".
Collection consists primarily of folders of printed materials titled: Celebrate Peace kit; Global Awareness kit; How to Talk to Your Children About Nuclear War; Library Project kit; Understanding the Soviets; Women in the Soviet Union study guide; Reach for Peace high school kit.
Dr. Helene Stöcker (1869-1943) was one of the first woman students to enter a German University. In the 1920s she helped found Germany's first woman suffrage organization, and later the Bund für Mutterschutz (Protection of Motherhood). Dr. Stöcker immigrated to the United States in 1941 under the sponsorship of friends and colleagues in the peace movement.
Helena Maria Sickert was born in Germany and moved to England early on. She was an author, journalist, and lecturer involved in peace activism, feminism, and social justice. She became chair of the British Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and was a British delegate to the League of Nations. Her dream was that women, if they used their power, could make an end to war.
The War Resisters' International was founded at Bilthoven, Netherlands, in 1921 by representative pacifists from that country, Germany, Austria and Great Britain. The War Resisters' International was never more than a coordinating body in its relationship to affiliated groups.