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Women’s peace organizations in Colombia


The women’s movement in Colombia has steadfastly called for peace throughout more than five decades of civil war. Together, these… Read More »

Women’s role in the Colombian Peace Process

The women’s movement in Colombia has engaged in advocacy at the local, regional, national and international level to demand their… Read More »

Context: Prosecuting perpetrators of sexual violence

The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict calls for the continued partnership of governments and regional… Read More »

Join us online as Laureate Jody Williams travels to Colombia & Guatemala!

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Join us online from April 27 – May 7 as Nobel laureate Jody Williams travels to Colombia and Guatemala! After… Read More »

Nakia: Reflections from Social Work Day at the UN

I recently attended Social Work Day at the United Nations along with almost 700 students, teachers and social work practitioners… Read More »

Take Action: Release Narges Mohammadi!

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Call on Iranian authorities to release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi! Urge Iranian authorities to grant Narges immediate access to… Read More »

Crackdown on women’s right’s organizations in Egypt

The Egyptian government has escalated measures to intimidate and suppress civil society organizations and women’s groups. Many civil society organizations have been impacted,… Read More »

Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Finance & Operations

COORDINATOR, FINANCE and OPERATIONS JOB DESCRIPTION Contract: 3 days per week, one year, renewable The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the… Read More »

Volunteer Opportunity: Assistant, Policy and Advocacy & Communications

POSITION: Advocacy Volunteer – Assistant, Policy and Advocacy & Communications Beginning: May 16, 2016 A commitment of at least 24-30… Read More »

Volunteer Opportunity: Online Media Assistant

POSITION: Advocacy Volunteer – Assistant, Online Media Beginning: May 16, 2016 A commitment of at least 24-30 hours per week for… Read More »

Zika: Women’s sexual and reproductive rights violated

The Zika virus has re-opened the debate surrounding strict discriminatory laws against women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America…. Read More »

Five years later: Women key to peace in Syria

March marked the 5th anniversary of the war in Syria. The Geneva peace talks on Syria now include more seats… Read More »

#SepurZarco: Reflections by Nobel laureate Jody Williams

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Nobel laureate Jody Williams recounts her experience in Guatemala to witness the Sepur Zarco trial and stand in solidarity with… Read More »

New report: Women Refugees at Risk in Europe

We are pleased to launch our report Women Refugees at Risk in Europe. The report reviews the risks for women… Read More »

Laureates to Arctic Council: No more drilling

The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative have sent a letter to the Arctic Council today urging them to… Read More »

Nobel laureates call on Arctic Council to stop drilling

“All of the nations who share borders in this remarkable region also share an obligation to act to protect it.” (Ottawa,… Read More »

Laureates call on Honduras to fully investigate murder of Berta Cáceres

The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling on the government of Honduras to ensure an immediate and… Read More »

Call for immediate investigation into Berta Cáceres murder!

Berta Cáceres, co-founder and leader of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), has been assassinated in her… Read More »

Berta Cáceres assassinated in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, co-founder and leader of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was assassinated early this morning in her home… Read More »

New report on sexual violence in Thailand refugee camps

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has released Salt in the Wound: Justice Outcomes and SGBC Cases in Karen Refugee Camps… Read More »

Victory for #SepurZarco!

On February 26 the Supreme Court of Guatemala sentenced retired army officer Francisco Reyes Giron and former paramilitary fighter Heriberto… Read More »

Neesa: Looking forward

Neesa joined us in Ottawa for the 2015 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. She completed six weeks of communications and advocacy training… Read More »

Nobel laureates call Sepur Zarco trial “victory for sexual violence survivors worldwide”

(Guatemala City, Guatemala)—February 24, 2016. Nobel peace laureates Rigoberta Menchú Tum and Jody Williams today called the Sepur Zarco trial… Read More »

#SepurZarco: Reflections from Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent, Director of Communications, is currently in Guatemala alongside Nobel laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum to witness the… Read More »

Urge Iran: Release political prisoners

There are currently more than 800 political prisoners or prisoners of conscience being held behind bars in Iran. Among this… Read More »