Many suffragists not only worked for civil rights, but they also took stands for peace –not an insignificant position during World War I. Votes for Women wasn’t a single issue for many women in the suffrage movement. They may have worked for their own civil rights, but they viewed the struggle in a broader context. Here’s an excellent article about the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize┬áthat gives an overview of the award’s history and the significance of this year’s awards honoring three women. The piece points out the importance of women being involved in bringing about an end to armed conflict and how many peace efforts lack the participation of women altogether.

3 Responses

  • Paoli Green

    When are the men world leaders going to realize this?

  • Belinda Dallas

    Right on, sister.

  • Monique L.

    I couldn’t agree more about women needed in the peace process.

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