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Peace Train 1995

Angelica Dullinger, author, Therese Ballet Lynn, Translator

ISBN 10: 1889409499 / ISBN 13: 9781889409498
Published by LadybugPress, 2009
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Title: Peace Train 1995

Publisher: LadybugPress

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Very Good

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Sponsored by the Women s International League for Peace and Freedom...

Eighty years ago, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in The Hague, as a protest against World War I. The participants of this first Congress went on a journey: they visited the governments of the warring nations, and a few neutral countries, to promote the end of the war, but met with deaf ears. Bypassing nationalism, they attempted to find ways to end the horror of the war.

The League played an important role in questions of disarmament, education and women's rights. The international office in Geneva linked 42 sections in all continents, and organized the plans and programs that took place yearly in international settings. Each year the League sponsored an International Summer School, where young women were familiarized with Peace and Human rights questions. For instance, they organized an International congress from August 1 to 6, 1995 in Helsinki. Some 5,500 women from all over the world celebrated the 80th anniversary of the founding of the League, talked about its achievements and future tasks, and, of course, about the situation of women.

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Eighty years ago, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in The Hague, as a protest against World War I. The participants of this first Congress went on a journey: they visited the governments of the waning nations, and a few neutral countries, to promote the end of the war, but met with deaf ears. Bypassing nationalism, they attempted to find ways to end the horror of the war.The League accomplished what others didn't even dare to dream: a women's peace train to Beijing, with stops in the capitals of countries particularly affected by war. The source, or rather wellspring idea, came from one of the women interviewed in this book: Barbara Lochbilher, the international Secretary of the League, let us in on the secret that a woman, even without the support of wealth, can fulfill her dreams.This is the story of some of the participants.

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