Grandmothers for Peace

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Grandmothers for Peace (a.k.a. Grandmothers for Peace International) is an organization started by Barbara Wiedner (1928-2001) in May 1982 in Sacramento, California in the USA, after the mass media became "captivated by the image of a grandmother Barbara Wiedner risking jail through non-violent civil disobedience in an effort to save the planet from nuclear annihilation".[1] The organisation includes over 40 chapters around the USA and chapters in Berlin, Germany, Romania, South Africa and the United Kingdom.[2]

In 2006, the group participated in the Don't Attack Iran Coalition which opposed a military attack against Iran.[3]


  1. ^ "History and Vision". Grandmothers for Peace. Retrieved 2006-11-11.
  2. ^ "Off Their Rockers!". Grandmothers for Peace. Retrieved 2006-11-11.
  3. ^ "Don't Attack Iran". Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. November 11, 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-11.