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Advocating for peace, justice and equality.

The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and courageous women Peace Laureates to increase the power and visibility of women's groups working globally for peace, justice and equality. The Initiative is led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire.


Our advocacy is organized around three main pillars:

Women Forging Peace—The inclusion of women in peace making and supporting nonviolence and other alternatives to war and militarism.

Women Achieving Justice—Accountability for crimes committed against women and an end to widespread impunity.

Women Advancing Equality and Human Rights—Support for human rights defenders, those working for women's equality and those on the frontlines of civil society--including those addressing climate change.


We use three main strategies in our advocacy

Convening:  We bring together key decision makers with women's rights activists.  We promote collaboration between diverse women's groups, academics, policy makers and the media.  We empower women leaders, and expand global movements for peace, justice and equality.

Shaping the conversation:  We articulate a broadly accessible analysis of the impact of conflict, violence and inequity on women.  We emphasize solutions proposed by women’s movements. We share a vision of what a nonviolent, just and equal world looks like.

Spotlighting and promoting:  We create media and public awareness of the powerful work being done by women's activists and movements—and help bring women's messages to the world.


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Jody’s TED talk–A realistic vision for world peace: TEDWomen

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