Women Peace Activists

Throughout history, there have been many women peace activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female peace activists such as Yoko Ono, Rigoberta Menchú, Leymah Gbowee, Bertha von Suttner, Jody Williams.The women peace activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Julie Christie

Julie Christie
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chabua, Assam, British India

 2 Bianca Jagger

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

 3 Alexandra Paul

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York

 4 Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

 5 Samantha Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houlton, Maine, U.S.
Died: August 25, 1985

 6 Rachel Corrie

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Olympia, Washington, United States
Died: March 16, 2003

 7 Rigoberta Menchú

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Famous As: Activist,Politician,Author
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Guatemalan activist is known for her fight for the rights of indigenous people and women. Her entire family was accused of participating in guerrilla activities, brutalized, and killed by the Guatemalan army. She has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and founded the first Guatemalan indigenous political party.

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 8 Samantha Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 9 Bertha von Suttner

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Famous As: Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died: June 21, 1914

Once a governess of the four daughters of the affluent Suttner family, Bertha von Suttner later married the sisters’ elder brother, Baron Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner. The Austrian novelist was known for her peace activism, which made her the first female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

 10 Cindy Sheehan

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, U.S

 11 Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monrovia

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist who played an important role in leading the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, a nonviolent peace movement. The movement played a significant role in ending the Second Liberian Civil War. In 2011, Gbowee shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Tawakkul Karman and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her work concerning women's rights.

 12 Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Egg Harbor City
Died: July 7, 1981

 13 Betty Williams

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Famous As: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast

Betty Williams was a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She was the president of the World Centre of Compassion for Children International and headed the Global Children's Foundation. She and Mairead Corrigan were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976. She traveled the world and lectured on topics of peace, education, anti-extremism, inter-cultural and inter-faith understanding, and children's rights. 

 14 Mairead Maguire

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Famous As: Peace Activist
Birthdate: January 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast

Mairead Maguire is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. Along with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, she co-founded the Women for Peace (now known as Community for Peace People). Maguire and Williams received the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. More recently, she was involved in discussions around the Rohingya crisis. She has also called for the abolition of all armies.

 15 Jody Williams

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Famous As: Political & Peace Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States

 16 Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris

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Famous As: Justice of the Peace
Birthdate: August 8, 1812
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spencer, New York, United States
Died: April 3, 1902

 17 Eagle Woman

Eagle Woman
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States
Died: December 18, 1888

 18 Mary Emma Woolley

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 5, 1947

 19 May Wright Sewall

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Famous As: Reformer
Birthdate: May 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Greenfield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 22, 1920

 20 Sumaya Farhat Naser

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: June 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birzeit

 21 Fuki Kushida

Fuki Kushida
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: February 5, 2001