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Daniela: Empty Chairs at the “World” Social Forum

Last week I found myself in an exhilarating and dizzying frenzy that is the World Social Forum (WSF). The organizers… Read More »

Sister-to-Sister 2016 begins in Ottawa!

We are thrilled to welcome three women’s rights activists to Ottawa for the 2016 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program! Diana García Salamanca (Colombia), Hay… Read More »

Iranian activists call for end to death penalty

Iranian human rights activists – including Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi – have released a statement calling for the Islamic… Read More »

Take Action: Release Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar!

Join us to call for the release of Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar, who has been in prison in Iran since… Read More »

5 ways women use tech to empower, defend and educate

Extraordinary advances in technology as well as its increased accessibility have meant a change in how we mobilize and advocate… Read More »

Volunteer opportunity: Assistant, Communications & Advocacy

POSITION: Advocacy Volunteer – Assistant, Communications & Advocacy   Beginning September 6, 2016   A commitment of at least 24-30… Read More »

Jody Williams: Reflections from Sepur Zarco

  “Thank you for continuing your support. Please don’t abandon us. I will die soon but I want to leave… Read More »

The women behind #BlackLivesMatter

Three black women activists – Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza – came together to create #BlackLivesMatter in response… Read More »

10 women to watch at Rio Olympics 2016

As competition begins in Rio, Brazil, here are 10 inspirational female athletes to follow during the Olympic Games. The International… Read More »

Month in Review: July 2016

Our Month in Review is now available online! Catch up on what happened in July – including the launch of our… Read More »

Women-led initiatives promote nonviolence in the US

In July we witnessed several horrible incidents of gun violence in the United States. These tragedies draw our attention to the systemic… Read More »

Take Action: Restore Brenda Rangel Ortiz’s security detail!

Join us to call on Mexican authorities to restore Brenda Rangel Ortiz’s security measures! Tweet at Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto… Read More »

Brazil still dangerous for women as Olympics begin

As the world looks toward Brazil for the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the country is coping internally… Read More »

Women in the aftermath of Turkey’s coup

After an attempted military coup in Turkey on July 15, the future of women’s rights in Turkey is precarious. There… Read More »

Laureates call for release of Guatemalan political prisoners

Update: On July 22, the seven defenders were released from prison and charges were dropped against them. One of the… Read More »

Take Action: Call for peace in South Sudan!

Join 2015 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program participant Riya Williams to call for peace in South Sudan! Take a photo with a… Read More »

Brexit could put women’s rights at risk

Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union in a landmark referendum last month has the potential to jeopardize the stability of… Read More »

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program

Position: Coordinator, Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program Terms: Contract-Full Time, August 2 – October 31, 2016   The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses… Read More »

Month in Review: June 2016

Our Month In Review is now available online! Catch up on what happened in June – including a delegation of formidable… Read More »

Mexico defensoras take Ottawa by storm

Four human rights defensoras took Ottawa by storm last week calling on leaders at the “Three Amigos Summit” to address… Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mexican women defensoras call for action on eve of Three Amigos Summit

Mexican women human rights defenders visit Ottawa to call for rights action on eve of North American Leaders Summit Days… Read More »

Meet Pilar Carolina Arrese Alcala, Mexico

Pilar Carolina Arrese Alcala is a psychologist who works with the highly respected Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Prodh… Read More »

Meet Martha Fernanda Sánchez Soler, Mexico

Martha Fernanda Sánchez Soler is the co-founder and president of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement. The Movement is a Mexican-based network… Read More »

Meet Claudia Medina, Mexico

Claudia Medina

Claudia Medina is a sexual violence and torture survivor and member of Breaking the Silence: All Together Against Torture—a campaign… Read More »

Announcing delegation of Mexican women activists to Ottawa!

Join us online#defensorasJune 20 - 24

Follow along online from June 20 – 24 as a delegation of four grassroots women activists from Mexico visits Canada’s capital… Read More »