The Swedish section was founded on November 19, 1919, by Ellen Palmstierna (chairman) together with writer Elin Wägner and Gerda Marcus (both active board members). Anna Kleman was also a founding member of the board and she would go on to lead the board.
- "Save the Children International". Save the Children International. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
- ” Anna Kleman – med engagemang i kvinnofrågor och fredsarbete”. Läst 15 januari 2018.