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Nobel Laureates to Obama: Reject Keystone XL!

Ten Nobel Peace Laureates, including former President Jimmy Carter, Jody Williams and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have once again renewed their… Read More »

Speaking out against the Energy East Pipeline

On April 7, almost 200 individuals attended an Ontario Energy Board meeting to discuss concerns about proposed Energy East Pipeline… Read More »

Rwandan women rebuild: 20 years of reconciliation

The genocide of 1994 left Rwanda stripped of social, economic, and political institutions. In the wake of the massacres, women… Read More »

Rigoberta Menchú Tum denounces Judge Barrios suspension

In a statement released on April 7 the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation denounced the Honour Tribunal of the Guatemalan Bar Association’s decision to… Read More »

Climate change equals security risk: New report

A new report confirms what human rights and humanitarian organizations have known for decades: current trends in climate change mean security… Read More »

Women lead Philippines historic peace accord

On March 27, 2014, women leaders in the Philippines negotiated and signed a historic accord bringing peace to a region… Read More »

Quarterly Update – March 2014

The Nobel Women’s Initiative Update for January to March 2014 is available now! Check your inbox, or read it on… Read More »

Nobel Women call for release of Sudan activist

The Nobel Women’s Initiative sent a letter last week to Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir in response to the… Read More »

Sudan: Activists denounce cancellation of Women’s Day event

More than 30 Sudanese women’s organizations have issued a statement denouncing the Sudanese government for intentionally disrupting this year’s International… Read More »

Women in action amidst Ukraine conflict

Since late November, Ukrainians have assembled in the capital city to protest current government regime. Despite the traditionally patriarchal society,… Read More »

Guatemala Court ousts Paz y Paz early

On March 7, 2014 the Guatemalan Constitutional Court ruled to end Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz’s term seven months… Read More »

April 7: Ottawa premiere of Defensora!

The Nobel Women’s Initiative invites you to join us for the Ottawa premiere of Defensora! The documentary will play on… Read More »

Tweet Transcript: Grassroots Meeting Highlights (Bukavu)

The #CongoWomenSpeak delegation met with groups on the ground like Heretiers de la Justice, SAMWAKI and Congo Men’s Network. All these organizations are working towards ending sexual violence in the Eastern Congo and creating support networks for rape survivors.

Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders: CSW Event Highlights

The Nobel Women’s Initiative, in collaboration with JASS Associates, ICAN, AWID, ISHR, Amnesty International, WHRD International Coalition, UN Women and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted an event focused on protecting women human rights defenders (WHRDs) at CSW on March 10 in NYC.

Congolese rebel leader acquitted of sexual violence charges

The International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese rebel leader Germain Katanga of crimes against humanity and war crimes today, but… Read More »

Mairead Maguire deported en route to Gaza

UPDATE: Egyptian authorities ultimately refused entry to 62 delegates. As of March 8, 16 delegates remained at the Cairo airport to celebrate… Read More »

Nobel Women wrap up delegation to eastern Congo

After a powerful journey to Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Women of Congo Speak Out delegates have… Read More »

« Trop, c’est trop » : les femmes de la RDC exigent la fin des violences sexuelles et des conflits

Bukavu (Sud-Kivu), RDC, 25 février 2014 – Une mission de recherche en République démocratique du Congo menée par la Libérienne… Read More »

On the Road—Working with Survivors in Orientale Province

By Rachel Vincent Before it surrendered, the M23 rebel group waged a 19-month campaign of raping, killing and burning villages…. Read More »

Context: Conflict Minerals & Impact on Women

On February 13 2014, Apple became one of the first major corporations to publish a list of where their minerals… Read More »

Context: Preventing sexual violence in conflict

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict highlights the need to prevent the use of sexual… Read More »

Spotlight: Chouchou Namegabe

Meet Chouchou Namegabe. Chouchou is an outspoken Congolese radio journalist and co-founder of the South Kivu Women’s Media Association (AFEM). Chouchou… Read More »

“Enough is enough”: the women of the DRC demand an end to sexual violence & conflict

(Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo). February 25, 2014. –A fact-finding mission to the Democratic Republic of the… Read More »

Tweet Transcript: Meetings with Provincial Minister & Campaign Members (Bunia)

The Women of Congo Speak Out delegation met with government officials and members of the International Campaign to Stop Rape… Read More »

Spotlight: Héritiers de la Justice

Héritiers de la Justice was founded in 1991 following the repressive  Mobutu Sese Seku regime in the Democratic Republic of the… Read More »