Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office)
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A world-famous social reformer; co-founded the first settlement house in America in 1889; championed many causes on behalf of the urban poor, such as protection of immigrants, child labor laws, industrial safety, juvenile courts, and recognition of labor unions; a leading figure in the movement for international peace; awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
Heloise Brainerd was connected with the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C. from 1909 to 1935. In 1935 Brainerd became the chair of the Committee on the Americas, and chair of the Division of Inter-American Work, for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Brainerd's goal was to draw women from Latin America into the peace movement, and to do this she traveled widely in the Americas. Brainerd was made Honorary Vice President of the U.S. Section of the WILPF in 1954.