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Join us: Voices for Change Conversation Series

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is excited to partner with The MATCH International Women’s Fund to bring you the Voices for… Read More »

Open letter to President Aliyev of Azerbaijan: Release Leyla Yunus

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has sent an open letter to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, urging the immediate release of… Read More »

IS militants in Iraq: Barbaric sexual violence

The United Nations last month released information about sexual violence atrocities committed by the militants of the Islamic State (IS)… Read More »

A woman gang-raped in DRC testifies in court

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A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house told a military court last week in the Democratic Republic… Read More »

Liberian women tackle Ebola crisis

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee has made a plea to the international community for assistance fighting the Ebola outbreak in West… Read More »

Sister-to-Sister 2014 kicks off in Ottawa!

We are thrilled to announce the beginning of the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program! On August 30, Maha Babeker (Sudan), Andrea Ixchíu (Guatemala) and Alice… Read More »

Kerry’s visit to Burma: Women’s rights left out of the agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Burma in early August to discuss the 2015 elections in the South Asian… Read More »

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus…. Read More »

Moving Beyond Militarism: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World

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Human rights activist Leyla Yunus arrested

Leyla Yunus, a prominent Human Rights activist and defender was arrested on July 30th in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her husband Arif… Read More »

Protect Honduran Human Rights Defender Dina Meza

Over recent weeks Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza has faced escalating threats of physical and sexual violence…. Read More »

Nobel Laureates: End the violence in Gaza

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Arabic    Farsi The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls for an immediate ceasefire to stop the violence in Gaza, now entering… Read More »

Nobel Women’s Initiative releases 2013 Annual Report!

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The Nobel Women’s Initiative is pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report! Check out some of the… Read More »

Tahoe facing lawsuit in Canada for shooting at Guatemalan mine


Seven indigenous Guatemalan protestors have filed a civil lawsuit against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources for violence inflicted on them… Read More »

Nobel Women Gravely Concerned about Myanmar’s Proposed “Inter-Faith Marriage Law”

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has issued a statement against Myanmar’s proposed “Inter-Faith Marriage Law”.  The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the… Read More »

Sudden Closure of Sudanese Women’s Centre Sparks Concern

On June 24 Sudanese authorities shut down the Salmmah Women’s Resource Center in Khartoum without explanation. “They immediately entered and… Read More »

Three student activists detained without charge in Sudan

The Nobel Women’s Initiative urges Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release student activists, Mohamed Salah Mohamed Adbelrahman, Taj Alsir… Read More »

Pipeline Approval Presents Opportunity to Act

On June 17 the Canadian government conditionally approved the plans to build Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline. The approval follows controversy over… Read More »

World’s first-ever global network of sexual violence survivors launches today at Global Summit

(London)—June 12, 2014.  The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict today launched the world’s first-ever global… Read More »

Campaign to Stop Rape Launches Photo Exhibit at Global Summit

(London)—June 11, 2014. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict today launched the multimedia exhibit Beauty… Read More »

Tweet recap: Live chat with Nobel Laureates

The Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative hosted a live tweet-chat on June 10 to share strategies to support women… Read More »

We head to London for Global Summit to End Sexual Violence!

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is excited to be part of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in… Read More »

Human Rights Groups: Veto on Syria a “Disgrace”

Human rights activists are speaking out against Russia and China’s veto of a UN resolution that would have referred the… Read More »

Worldwide Reaction: Sudanese Woman’s Death Sentence

Sudanese activists, the United Nations, the European Union and governments around the world are condemning the sentencing of Meriam Ibrahim,… Read More »

May 28: Ottawa premiere of Seeds of Hope!


The Nobel Women’s Initiative invites you to attend Ottawa’s first screening of Seeds of Hope at the Mayfair Theatre on… Read More »