Thursday, 18 June 2015

These Dangerous Women

28th April, 2015: A hundred years later, following
in the footsteps of those amazing women.
 See Flickr for album 
"On the 28th April 1915, 1300 women, who had been organising internationally to get the vote, met together at the Hague to try to find a way forward to peace. They advocated continuous mediation as an alternative to armed struggle. Envoys from the Congress visited 14 Heads of State, the King of Norway, the Pope and the President in their attempt to halt the War. Churchill called them These Dangerous Women. They were influential in the forming of the League of Nations and formed an organisation - The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom which is still active today, giving women a voice at International level.

These Dangerous Women is a community project bringing together members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and young volunteers to celebrate and uncover the heritage of the women who tried to stop World War 1.

  These Dangerous Women
Supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we trained in oral history recording, archive research, exhibition skills, re enactments and documentary making to create an exhibition, documentary and set of oral history recordings."



- With Thanks, Helen Kay

You can see Anna Watson's Flickr gallery of the day of filming here, and the full film here. Website coming soon!

Edited: The website's live! Click Here for Website.


3 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What an exciting project!

Stefan Forge said...


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Nan Sheppard said...

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Good luck with your writing!