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Sister-to-Sister media roundup

The 2015 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship program participants – Neesa, Riya and Htet Htet – have been busy sharing their work on… Read More »

Twitter re-cap: Feministing Foreign Policy event

In case you missed it: check out our social media coverage of our Feministing Foreign Policy event in Ottawa! On… Read More »

Four women murdered in Mexico City

Photo Credit: Ginnette Riqueime

Mexican authorities have arrested a suspect for the murders of four women and one man who were found in an… Read More »

Prison sentence for Leyla Yunus

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Azerbaijan’s Baku Grave Crimes court is sending human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband, Arif Yunus, to prison after… Read More »

Riya William: Believing in a peaceful world

I am Riya William Yuyada, a 24 year old South Sudanese woman who grew up as a refugee in Uganda…. Read More »

Neesa Medina: The selfie you haven’t taken

Comayaguela, Honduras. Every morning before going to college a young woman takes a selfie in front of her full size… Read More »

Htet Htet Aung: Gender equality is necessary in Burma

I am a feminist. I am the one who stands for equal rights and equal opportunities. In our culture, we,… Read More »

Burundi crisis threatens lives of thousands of women and children   Women and children, including a large number of unaccompanied… Read More »

Canada: Woman-led solar project powers Indigenous community

The Lubicon Lake First Nation in western Canada is trying to spark a renewable energy movement with a new solar power… Read More »

Marshall Islands push U.S. to enter nuke talks

The Marshall Islands is appealing to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco regarding the US Federal Court’s… Read More »

Human rights organizations call for change in Honduras

Honduran and international human rights organizations last month sent a letter to the Honduran government expressing their support for the… Read More »

Victory for grassroots anti-mining group in Guatemala

The nonviolent anti-mining group La Puya won a major victory last month. For three years, the group has been blockading… Read More »

Sister-to-Sister 2015 begins in Ottawa!

Join us to welcome three stellar young women rights activists to Ottawa for the 2015 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program! Neesa Medina… Read More »

Human rights organizations and activists support Iran nuclear deal

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Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi  joined other Iranian human rights organizations and activists in welcoming the Iran nuclear deal. Ebadi is the… Read More »

New report: Governments must protect women activists from violence

ActionAid Report: Fearless

ActionAid and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition recently released a report showing growing violence against women human rights… Read More »

Hondurans stage hunger strike, demand protection for indigenous groups

Members of indigenous groups, along with supporters from Central America’s Occupy Movement (Los Indignados Movimiento), last month held a hunger… Read More »

Support Colombian Women’s Rights Activist

Colombian authorities arrested women’s rights lawyer Paola Salgado Piedrahita last month in the city of Botoga. The Colombian government has… Read More »

Israeli women defy ban, continue call for boycott of Israel

Last month, the Coalition of Women for Peace issued a statement reaffirming its call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)… Read More »

Nobel Women release 2014 Annual Report

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report! We are excited to reveal… Read More »

FILM: This is My Witness

Film: This is My Witness

“This is My Witness” Documentary from Kublacom Pictures and Nobel Women’s Initiative “This is My Witness” follows the journey and… Read More »

Yemen’s peace process excludes women

Women’s rights activists and peace organizations are calling on women to be meaningfully included in future peace negotiations in Yemen…. Read More »

Women urge action in response to events in Charleston

In light of the June 17 racially charged shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, women activists are urging for people to… Read More »

Afghanistan enacts National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Afghanistan recently became the second Muslim state to launch a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The plan… Read More »

Burundi crisis threatens women and children

Credit: Plan Rwanda

Women and children, including a large number of unaccompanied children, comprise the majority of the 8 000 people to have… Read More »

Release Narges Mohammadi: Laureates

Six Nobel Laureates have released a statement urging the Iranian government to immediately release woman human rights defender, Narges Mohammadi… Read More »