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Greenham Common Women's Memorial

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WOMENS MEMORIALS

GREENHAM COMMON WOMEN'S MEMORIAL

The statue of the mother and baby, the supporters say, tells the story of Greenham and will keep alive the memory of this women’s action for peace, which started from Cardiff in 1981.’

http://www.ppu.org.uk/memorials/peace/aaukwide/cardiff2.html

War memorials dedicated to women and children as casualties in war are very rare although they make up the majority of victims in many wars. ‘Civilian fatalities in wartime climbed from 5 per cent at the turn of the century, to 15 per cent during World War I, to 65 per cent by the end of World War II, to more than 90 per cent in the wars of the 1990s’. http://www.unicef.org/graca/patterns.htm

Similarly, memorials to those women who stood with great courage and determination against the waging of wars in all times and places are hard to find. So this rare and very beautiful memorial in Cardiff -pictured below, evokes not only the strength of the resistance of those women who protested at Greenham Common, but also the pathos associated with the obvious lack – in most countries – of any recognition generally for all those women who have spoken out against the madness of war.

https://reimaginingpeace.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/a-rare-memorial-to-women-children-peace-greenham-common/



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