In 2003, Ruth Russell gained international recognition for her stand as a human shield in Iraq.

 Ruth stayed throughout the bombing in Baghdad to witness civilians killed and general destruction. Ruth is a Joint National Coordinator (based in South Australia) and active member of Women in Black, UNAA (SA), and the Human Rights Coalition and is a regular peace broadcaster.


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 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.