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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 »

Nobel laureates denounce death penalties in Egypt

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has released a statement denouncing the recent en masse death penalties in Egypt as a clear failure… Read More »

Mexico rules to try soldiers in civilian court

Last week the Mexican Congress ruled that members of the military who have committed human rights abuses against civilians will… Read More »

Nobel peace laureates: Ban killer robots!

Twenty Nobel peace laureates, including the six laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, have issued a joint statement calling for a preemptive… Read More »

One year since Rios Montt trial: Updates from Guatemala

May 10 will mark the one year anniversary of the conviction of former President Rios Montt for genocide. 10 days… Read More »

Women Speak Out Against Energy East Pipeline

As resistance continues to grow over Keystone XL and tar sands expansion, a report from Ecology Ottawa and the Nobel… Read More »

Garifuna urge Honduras to end displacement

Leaders in the Garifuna community have released an open letter urging nations to investigate the Honduran government’s systematic abuse of… Read More »

Stop Killer Robots Campaign Launches in Canada

Earlier this week, the International Campaign to Stop Killer Robots officially launched in Canada. The occasion was marked with a… Read More »

Kitimat votes NO to Northern Gateway pipeline

On April 12 the residents of Kitimat, British Columbia voted a resounding ‘NO’ against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The… Read More »

Laureates launch EU equality platform

Last week, Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee attended the launch of a new platform spearheaded by… Read More »

Afghan women flock to polls during elections

Last week’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan saw an incredible turnout of women at the polls. Despite threats… Read More »