Women for All Seasons: The Story of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

TitleWomen for All Seasons: The Story of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsFoster, Caroline
Number of Pages230
PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
CityAthens, GA
Abstract

In the early days of WW1, 1,200 suffragists from 12 countries crossed enemy lines to meet in The Hague, Holland. In a meeting chaired by Jane Addams, they voted to form an unusual women's organization that would advocate fundamental changes in economic and social conditions. Their goal would be to end all War. The book details the history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), offering an account of the League from its feminist foundations through its campaigns on behalf of world peace and human rights. Interviews with 18 women -- from Mildred Scott Olmsted to Angela Gethi, who formed a chapter in her native Kenya -- provide a glimpse of the diverse membership that has fought to create a world free from war and oppression.

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