List of famous female peace activists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female peace activists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being peace activists. There are thousand of females working as peace activists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic peace activists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a peace activist then the people below should give you inspiration.
This list includes Phyllis Bennis, Rachel Corrie and more people.While this isn't a list of all female peace activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female peace activists?" and "Who are the best female peace activists?"
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYYoko Ono (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese and filmmaking. She is known for being the wife of English singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles from 1969 until his murder in 1980. Ono grew up in Tokyo and also spent several years in New York City. She studied at Gakushuin University, but withdrew from her course after two years and moved to New York in 1953 to live with her family. She spent some time at Sarah Lawrence College and then became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, which included the Fluxus... more on Wikipedia
- Age: 87
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American anti-war activist, whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch—a stand that drew both passionate support and criticism. Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She was a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006. In an interview with The Daily Beast in 2017, Sheehan continued to hold her... more on Wikipedia
- Age: 63
- Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainDorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist, and Catholic convert. Day initially lived a bohemian lifestyle before gaining public attention as a social activist after her conversion. She was a political radical, perhaps the best known radical in American Catholic Church history.Day's conversion is described in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness. Day was also an active journalist, and described her social activism in her writings. In 1917 she was imprisoned as a member of suffragist Alice Paul's nonviolent Silent Sentinels. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker Movement, a... more on Wikipedia
- Age: Dec. at 83 (1897-1980)
- Birthplace: Bath Beach, New York City, New York
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair useSamantha Reed Smith (June 29, 1972 – August 25, 1985) was an American schoolgirl, peace activist and child actress from Manchester, Maine, who became famous during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to the newly appointed CPSU General Secretary Yuri Andropov, and received a personal reply with a personal invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which she accepted. Smith attracted extensive media attention in both countries as a "Goodwill Ambassador", becoming known as America's Youngest Ambassador and subsequently participating in peacemaking activities in Japan. With the assistance of her father Arthur (an academic), she wrote a book... more on Wikipedia
- Age: Dec. at 13 (1972-1985)
- Birthplace: Houlton, Maine, United States of America