Women

Lifting the curtain of race

Before becoming the first African-American woman elected to a state legislature in the United States, Crystal Bird Fauset worked with AFSC to expose broad new audiences to the issues of race in America.

10 women change-makers from AFSC’s history

Anna Cox Brinton

Anna Cox Brinton

Anna Cox Brinton, a Quaker and classics scholar, helped feed children after WWII and went on to serve on AFSC boards and committees for most of her adult life.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to and offer a brief picture of a few AFSC staff and advisors whose courage, strength, and wisdom helped foster peace and social justice throughout the world.

Preventing civil war at home, transforming conflict worldwide

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi promoted peaceful solutions to conflict by sharing her own experience of violence in her Kenyan community. 

Supporting school desegregation in Mississippi

As AFSC's Southern Field Representative, Connie Curry worked closely with the Carter family in Mississippi to desegregate public schools.

Creating an international women’s movement

Saralee Hamilton ran the National Women's Program from 1975-2006, bringing a feminist perspective to the work of AFSC for more than 30 years.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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