To coincide with the launch of LSE’s new teaching programme at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the Library’s spring exhibition focuses on how women have tried to prevent war and promote peace.

It shows how women have raised awareness about those who have suffered in war and how they have alleviated the distress of war through humanitarian relief work. The exhibit also looks at key international events from 1975 which have led to the subject of women, peace and security entering the international agenda.

1919 British delegates

1919 British delegates

On display are original photographs and documents from the Boer War in 1901, Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, Edith Summerskill’s visit to Spanish Civil War refugees, photographs from the first women’s international peace congress in 1915 which led to the formation of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and UN posters and letters.

It runs until 9 April 2016 at the LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD. Further information: lse.ac.uk/library/exhibitions. Opening times: Mon to Fri 9am-7pm, Sat and Sun 11 am-6pm