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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 »

Take Action: Call on the Three Amigos to save the IACHR

Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau.
Photo Credit Susan Walsh, Canadian Press.

Join us to call on Prime Minister Trudeau and Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto to re-establish funding for the Inter-American… Read More »

Join us June 22! Courage and Crisis: Testimony from the Front Lines

Please join us for a panel discussion at the University of Ottawa featuring four women human rights defenders from Mexico… Read More »

Month In Review: May 2016

Our Month In Review is now available online! Catch up on what happened in May – including the sentencing of Narges… Read More »

Inter-American Human Rights System Underfunded

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced that it would be cutting down its staff by 40% due to… Read More »

Nobel laureates: Release Narges Mohammadi now!

The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release… Read More »

Back to Colombia: Jody Williams

Nobel laureate Jody Williams traveled to Colombia to meet with women involved in the #ProcesoDePaz and urge for women’s voices… Read More »

Arrests in Berta Cárceres case not enough

Global support for an independent investigation into the death of slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres is growing. Earlier this month,… Read More »

Spotlight: Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Colombia

Rosa Emilia Salamanca is the director of the Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económia (CIASE), a Colombian peace… Read More »

Month In Review: April 2016

Our Month In Review is now available online! Catch up on what happened in April – including testifying at the Foreign… Read More »

Job Opportunity: Assistant, When We Are Bold Book Project

Assistant, When We Are Bold Book Project Job Description   The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel… Read More »

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

Assistant, Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program Job Description The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six… Read More »

Reparations for Sepur Zarco

On February 26 the Supreme Court of Guatemala handed down a precedent setting verdict in the Sepur Zarco case. Retired… Read More »

Spotlight: Alliance to End Silence and Impunity


In 2009 three women’s rights organizations in Guatemala—Mujeres Transformando el Mundo (MTM), Unión Nacional de Mujeres Guatemaltecas (UNAMG) and Equipo… Read More »