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Colombia and FARC rebels to clear landmines

The Colombian government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) rebels have reached an agreement to remove landmines, improvised explosive… Read More »

Include women in peace processes: Nobel Laureates

Nobel Laureates signed the final Istanbul Declaration and Call to Action on women and peace.

Nobel laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi joined Tawakkol Karman in Turkey this week for the “Istanbul Conference on Peace… Read More »

#SurvivorsUnited urges women’s inclusion in Colombia peace process

Mujeres Nobels de Paz 09

Delegates from the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict‘s #SurvivorsUnited delegation to Colombia – including Nobel… Read More »

Nobel Laureates advocate for global peace

Shirin and Tawakkol

The 14th annual World Summit of Nobel Laureates was held in Rome from December 12th to the 14th. The Summit… 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 »

Laureates launch EU equality platform

Last week, Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee attended the launch of a new platform spearheaded by… Read More »

Conference focuses on human impact of nuclear weapons

UPDATE: Between February 13-14, 146 states attended the Nayarit Conference on Nuclear Disarmament. Austria officially announced that it would be the… Read More »

Huffington Post joins Nobel Women for 16 Days

In partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign, the Huffington Post has published five inspiring… Read More »

Jody Williams visits Ottawa to talk Women, Oil and Climate Change

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and the Nobel Women’s Initiative joined the #TarFree613 team in October for a site visit along the route of the proposed TransCanada Energy East pipeline which would carry tar sands oil right by Ottawa.

[Video]: Jody Williams explains why women, war and peace

Jody welcome video: Women Beyond War

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams explains the significance of discussing women, war, and peace ahead of the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s… Read More »

Nobel Women’s Initiative in solidarity with mothers marching for disappeared children

May 10 is Mother’s Day in Mexico, but instead of celebrating, many mothers will be marching to protest their children’s disappearance…. Read More »

Join Jody Williams at the Paley Center for Media!

Join Nobel Laureate Jody Williams at The Paley Center for Media in New York, as she presents what will be an… Read More »

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams’ new memoir released March 1

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams‘ new memoir My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel… Read More »

Keep dirty oil out of New England: Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams’ opinion piece on the importance of keeping dirty oil from Canada’s Alberta tar sands out… Read More »

Nobel Women’s Initiative Join Campaign to Stop Rape at African Union Summit

The Nobel Women’s Initiative just wrapped up an extraordinary trip to the 20th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa as… Read More »

In the Media – Women Forging Peace: Liberia 2013

This week Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee, Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire, and Jody Williams – in addition to highly-respected women… Read More »

Mine Ban Treaty commemorates fifteen years

Today marks fifteen years since countries gathered in Ottawa to sign the historic Convention on the Prohibition of the Use,… Read More »

New report: Autonomous weapons a huge threat to civilians

(Ottawa, Canada) –The Nobel Women’s Initiative welcomes today’s release by Human Rights Watch of its 50-page report “Losing Humanity:  The… Read More »

Action to Commemorate 20 Years of Landmine Campaign!

Over 90 people from around the world involved in the global ban landmines campaign came together last week in New… Read More »

Media Release: Oil sands undermining needs of women & children: Nobel delegation

Oil sands greatly undermining the basic needs of local women and children says Nobel‐led delegation Oil sands impacts to air,… Read More »

Laureates meet with Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time in NYC

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi met with her sister Laureates Jody Williams & Leymah Gbowee last week,… Read More »

Nobel laureates co-host panel on sexual violence

The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, in cooperation with UN Women and the UK mission… Read More »

Japan: Restart of nuclear reactors poses risks to women

The Japanese government recently approved the restart of two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui, western Japan—despite… Read More »

Jody Williams: People must “demilitarize the way they think”

On Monday, June 11, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams traveled to Santander, Spain to deliver the keynote address at the… Read More »

Nobel Women’s Initiative urges action on Honduras shooting

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams and the Nobel Women’s Initiative wrote to Ambassador Melanne Verveer (United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s… Read More »