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Carolyn M. Stephenson

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 30: Women Leaders in the Peace/Antiwar Movements

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Women Leaders in the Peace/Antiwar Movements
Women leaders in the peace/antiwar movements

Women have played important roles as leaders in peace and antiwar movements, both in general peace movements and in women's peace movements. Women leaders in the first wave of women suffrage in the 1800s through to the second wave in the 1970s and beyond were involved not only in working for their own rights but in working for peace and social justice for all. This chapter focuses both on women's peace leaders individually and the movements they led.

Jane Addams (1860–1935), the 1931 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the second woman to win ...

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