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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 »

Global call to Obama: Allow U.S. foreign aid for abortion

Nobel Women’s Initiative sent a letter to President Obama this week supporting a joint campaign of more than 55 organizations… Read More »

Burundi crisis threatens women and children

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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 »

Women’s Court in former Yugoslavia brings feminist approach to justice

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Women activists from countries of the former Yugoslavia held a Women’s Court from May 7 – 10. Survivors of violence… Read More »

Sister-to-Sister Update – Alice: Looking forward

Alice joined us in Ottawa for the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. She completed six weeks of communications and advocacy training… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Security is not just CCTV: valuing ourselves is security

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Marion Bowman writes Security is not just CCTV: valuing ourselves is security for our Defending… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Iraq’s female citizens: prisoners of war

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Jennifer Allsopp interviews woman human rights defender Yanar Mohammed about grass-roots responses to the… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Sabeen Mahmud: “I stand up for what I believe in, but I can’t fight guns”

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: In 2010, Karima Bennoune interviewed woman human rights defender Sabeen Mahmud. To honor her… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Women human rights defenders: reigniting the embers

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Jennifer Allsopp writes Women human rights defenders: reigniting the embers  for our Defending the Defenders… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Mairead Maguire: breaking the silence on Palestine

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire writes Breaking the Silence on Palestine  for our Defending the Defenders… Read More »

openDemocracy Feature – Brigid Inder: A tribute to Joan Kagezi

Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Brigid Inder writes A tribute to Joan Kagezi: The murder of a human rights… Read More »