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Meet 2014 Sister-to-Sister Participant: Maha Babeker

Women in Sudan are living a daily struggle. Sharia laws and radical Islamists are violating and abusing civil rights and… Read More »

Four Nobel peace laureates refuse to attend summit in South Africa

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(September 23, 2014)— Nobel peace laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Leymah Gbowee and a representative of the International Campaign to… Read More »

Jody Williams & Nobel Women delegation march for climate in New York

After the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference failed to translate into a binding agreement on environmental issues, citizens around the globe… Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Voices of Change Conversation Series – Women Redefining Innovation

The MATCH International Women’s Fund and Nobel Women’s Initiative partner to explore how women are redefining innovation Toronto, ON (September… Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Voices of Change Conversation Series – Women Redefining Peace

Learn How Women Activists from Sudan, Canada & Guatemala Are Changing the World (Ottawa—September 23, 2014).   Five women activists will… Read More »

BREAKING – Nobel Women’s Initiative strongly concerned about violence in Yemen: Militants enter home of Tawakkol Karman

Militants today attacked home of Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman (Ottawa—September 21, 2014). The Nobel Women’s Initiative is standing in… Read More »

BRIEFING PAPER: Women of Congo Speak Out

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Key findings and recommendations from our Women of Congo Speak Out delegation in 2014 have been compiled into a briefing… Read More »

Women Nobel Peace Laureates respond to concerns about World Summit

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Thanks to all for sharing your thoughts about the upcoming World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates being held next month… Read More »

Meet 2014 Sister-to-Sister Participant: Alice Vilmaro

I was born in South Sudan, but due to the long ongoing conflict in the country my family had to… Read More »

Meet 2014 Sister-to-Sister Participant: Andrea Ixchiu

My name is Andrea Ixchiu Hernandez, and I am a K’iche activist. I grew up in the highlands of Guatemala… Read More »

Join Us: Voices for Change Conversation Series

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is excited to partner with The MATCH International Women’s Fund to bring you the Voices for… Read More »

Open letter to President Aliyev of Azerbaijan: Release Leyla Yunus

The Nobel Women’s Initiative has sent an open letter to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, urging the immediate release of… Read More »

IS militants in Iraq: Barbaric sexual violence

The United Nations last month released information about sexual violence atrocities committed by the militants of the Islamic State (IS)… Read More »

A woman gang-raped in DRC testifies in court

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A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house told a military court last week in the Democratic Republic… Read More »

Liberian women tackle Ebola crisis

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee has made a plea to the international community for assistance fighting the Ebola outbreak in West… Read More »

Sister-to-Sister 2014 kicks off in Ottawa!

We are thrilled to announce the beginning of the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program! On August 30, Maha Babeker (Sudan), Andrea Ixchíu (Guatemala) and Alice… Read More »

Kerry’s visit to Burma: Women’s rights left out of the agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Burma in early August to discuss the 2015 elections in the South Asian… Read More »

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus…. Read More »

Moving Beyond Militarism: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World

Download the report: Moving Beyond Militarism: Women-driven Solutions for a Nonviolent World  

Human rights activist Leyla Yunus arrested

Leyla Yunus, a prominent Human Rights activist and defender was arrested on July 30th in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her husband Arif… Read More »

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

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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 »