Motion S4M-13032: International Women’s Congress Centennial

28 Apr 2015

That the Parliament notes the marking of the centennial of the first International Women’s Congress; understands that, as the First World War was being fought among increasing carnage, over 1,200 women from 12 countries met in The Hague for three days to discuss how the conflict could be ended; believes that they were met with a great deal of mockery in the national press and faced restrictions on their ability to travel to the Netherlands, which was neutral at the time; understands that the delegates, including Chrystal Macmillan from Scotland, passed 20 resolutions on how to avoid future war; believes that the wisdom of these brave pioneers is still relevant today, and hopes that their example will be remembered when people recall what it considers were the terrible tragedies of the First World War.