Category Archives : 1000.Europe

Anna Politkovskaya (Russian Federation)

————————– Update: Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated on October 7, 2006, in her apartment block in Moscow. Before Politkovskaya was laid to rest, more than 1,000 people filed past her coffin to pay their last respects. ————————–  “People ask me: ‘Why do you write about this war?’ The reason is quite simple: we are contemporaries of […]

Kathy Galloway (United Kingdom)

————————————— Reverend Dr Kathy Galloway- update for PeaceWomen across the Globe, January 2016   Kathy Galloway was leader of the Iona Community until 2009 when, after seven years’ service, she left to become Head of Christian Aid Scotland. The main focus of her work since then has been humanitarian in nature, both in emergency and […]

Diana Francis (United Kingdom)

  Update 18 December 2015 (agreed with her) „I am a radical peacenik and peace professional.“ The ten years since 2005 have been full and demanding ones for Diana Francis ( ). In addition to writing two more books, as well as several articles for the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support (CCTS), she has been […]

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Patricia Gaffney (United Kingdom)

Patricia Gaffney (United Kingdom)

  ———————————– Update Patricia Gaffney, February 2016 Key to Pat Gaffney’s work over the last ten years has been addressing the rolling „war on terror“ and its implications for the world we are living in. She has been doing this through the global and national civil society peace groups that make up Pax Christi.  This […]

Barbro Sundback (Finland)

———————————————— 1000PeaceWomen update: Barbro Sundback, 21 January 2016 Barbro Sundback continues in her role of Chair of the Board of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, the hugely successful organisation that she helped found in 1992. She is proud of the way the Peace Institute has developed and feels the time will be right for her […]



Savitri MacCuish (Netherlands)

  ———————————————- Update Savitri MacCuish 24 February 2016-02-25   World Peace Flame has gone from strength to strength over the last ten years, under the leadership of Savitri MacCuish. Her particular success has been the enthusiasm with which the World Peace Flame educational packs have been taken up by schools all around the world. This […]

Rebecca Gomperts (Netherlands)

—————————– After 10 years: Rebecca Gomperts studied medicine and visual arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After her studies she became an abortion provider and sailed as a ships doctor and environmental activist on board the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior. While sailing in South America she met many women who greatly suffered due to lack of […]

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“Our struggle is hard and full of sorrow. But there are instances that give so much power and hope. These moments let us stand up again after having fallen down.” Pervin Buldan’s political life began when her husband was murdered on 3 June 1994. This killing alerted her to the dirty war waged in Turkey. […]

Sevim Arbana (Albania)

“Another world is possible!” Sevim Arbana, born 1951, was one of the first activists of the democratic movement in Albania and the founder of the organization Useful to Albanian Women (UAW). She is also a human rights activist who supports groups in need and was a founder of the peace movement, Woman Bridge for Peace […]


Irina Hakamada (Russian Federation)

“My idea is to transform Russia into a new country of freedom and social justice, in which human life is the primary concern and the supreme value.” Irina Hakamada, who was born in 1955, holds a PhD in economics. A well-known politician, in 1997 she headed the Governmental Committee on Small Business Support. Elected to […]