Four women of peace at the New Year’s Reception of The Hague Academy of International Law and the Carnegie Foundation

From left to right: Mrs Saskia Bruines, deputy mayor and The Hague's alderman for International and Peace Affairs; Petra Keppler, Director of the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute; Humanity Hub Managing Director, Jill Wilkinson and Diana Eggleston, Business Advisor NGO’s, The Hague Business Agency. Grand Hall of the Peace Palace, 23 January 2020.  © Peace Palace Photography
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New Dutch edition of Lay Down Your Weapons! promoted at ATRIA’s Take it to the Streets Exhibition

December 16th, 2019: During the opening of the Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History (Atria) Exhibition "Take to the Streets: 100 years of Women Suffrage and Activism" Aletta Jacobs impersonator Professor Greta Nordenbos promoted the new Dutch edition of Lay Down Your Weapons! by Bertha von Suttner, edition Orlando, Euro 25.-
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In memoriam Leny Durville The Hague *Dec 2nd 1922 + Dec 7th 2019

In September 2019, Leny Durville, 96 years old, was still “tempted “to participate in the presentation of the new Dutch version of “Die Waffen Nieder!” by Bertha von Suttner. It was a beautiful September afternoon celebration in the garden of the Peace Palace. But Leny was too fragile! A week later, On September 26th I saw her for the last time, presenting her the new edition of “De Wapens neer!” On this occasion, she gave me with a box full of documents, all relevant to the UN Resolution 1325 a...
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Ms Homeyra Karimivahed from ODVCW visited the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute

On November 28th 2019, Ms Homeyra Karimivahed from ODVCW visited the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute. Her association supports Survivors of Chemical weapon attacks in Iran. The ODVCW is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which is dedicated to informing the international community and international organisations about the human tragedy in sardasht. http://www.ipb.org/countries/iran/
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Visit Bonn in Germany and travel with the “Bertha Tramway”!

70 years ago, on 05 August 1949, the Council of the City of Bonn ( at that time the Capital of West-Germany) decided  after heated exchanges op opinions of after-war Germany: “The newly to be created public traffic square close to the Rhine bridge will be named Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz”. Nowadays, the square is one of Bonn’s busiest traffic junctions. Several thousand persons pass through The Bertha von Suttner Platz every day, being ignorant of who this woman was. This changed on Septem...
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DIE WAFFEN NIEDER! Crowdfunding of Peace Palace Library results in New Dutch Translation of Lay down your weapons! (in dutch)

Op Peace day, 21 September 2019, werd in het Vredespaleis het boek "De Wapens neer!" , in  een  moderne Nederlandse vertaling  aangeboden aan de UNESCO voorzitter Kathleen Ferrier en een kleine 70 crowd funders. De vertaling die nu voorligt werd geschreven door Lilian Caris en Iris van der Blom; de uitgeverij is Orlando (genoemd naar Virginia Woolf's "Orlando"). Eindelijk is het boek weer verkrijgbaar (in de boekhandel en bij het Vredespaleis) en daar dient dank voor te worden ...
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Lecture on Dr. Timothy Holmes for the International Peace Day

To commemorate the International Peace Day (21 September 2019), the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute was pleased to host in The Hague a lecture by visiting academic Dr Barbara Burns (University of Glasgow) on the subject ‘Timothy Holmes: English Translator of Bertha von Suttner’s novel Die Waffen nieder!’ The lecture focused on the London surgeon who translated Die Waffen nieder! into English in 1892. Holmes was an eminent medical scholar and editor of the famous Gray’s Anatomy, for...
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Bertha von Suttner Peace Brunch on Peace Day 21 September 2019

Bertha von Suttner’s famous novel Die Waffen nieder! was published in 1889 and translated into English in 1892 as Lay Down your arms!. The International bestseller tells the life story of Martha von Tilling and reaches a broad audience. On Saturday  21st of September you are cordially invited to the Bertha von Suttner Peace Brunch  from 11:00 till 14:00 at 70 Laan van Meerdervoort in The Hague Professor Barbara Burns from Glasgow, UK, will talk about the first English translat...
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