Wednesday 22 November 2017

A century of social and political change - but much more remains to be done

The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Aisling Swaine

The Women's Power to Stop War conference, taking place this week in The Hague, is not only a celebration of the stand for peace made by a group of courageous women during World War I. It is a demonstration of critical will by women activists from around the globe to continue to work towards the creation of a humanity and community of nations based on the premise of peace and equality.

As an Irishwoman, I celebrate the freedom I have to participate in this conference.

Some time ago, I gave a book to my mother for her birthday. Her puzzled expression on opening it underlined that she was not familiar with its subject - Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington.

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