Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Activities of women protesting against World War One

a series of events giving a feminist perspective
WILPF 1919
WILPF UK Seminar, 'Those Dangerous Peacettes: Then and Now', 
2-4pm on 29 March 2014 
at Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, 
17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Speakers: Professor June Hannam, recent guest on BBC Women’s Hour; 'Isabella Ford and peace campaigning in the First World War';
Dr Marie Sandell 'International Travel and WILPF's Expansion in the Interwar Period';
Katrina Gass, Ann Scott, Helen Kay 'What do we need to know about the Centenary at The Hague in 2015'? 
More information: WILPF UK Office, Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT; 

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 99th Anniversary: Scottish Conference

2 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 26 April 2014
Studio, Augustine Centre, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Dangerous Women: The women who campaigned against the First World War and for economic and gender justice.
Speakers: Lesley Orr,  'An overview of women's anti-war activism, Helen Crawfurd and the Women's Peace Crusade';
Helen Kay: 'Chrystal Macmillan, the Hague Conference and the Women's International League';
Catriona Burness: 'Looking for Mary Barbour: the anti-war protests and the rent strikes'.
More information: Contact Anne Scott,

International Webinar:
'History of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and 100 years' of women's peace activism'  28 April 2014  More information at

More information: Contact Anne Scott or WILPF UK Office,;;  0207 250 1968.

1 comment:

  1. From BBC 8-3-18: A statue of Mary Barbour, who was a campaigner in Glasgow during the 1915 Rent Strikes, has been unveiled in Govan to coincide with International Women's Day.
    She fought against landlords raising rents during the war and led a resistance group called Barbour's Army.
    Local people in the Govan area had campaigned for years to have the commemorative statue erected.