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IS militants in Iraq: Barbaric sexual violence

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

A woman gang-raped in DRC testifies in court

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

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!

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

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 »

Moving Beyond Militarism: Nobel Women’s Initiative releases 2013 Belfast report

Moving Beyond Militarism: Nobel Women’s Initiative releases 2013 Belfast report

Over 100 individuals from more than twenty countries gathered in Belfast, Northern Ireland in May 2013 to hold a dialogue… Read More »

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

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 »

Human rights activist Leyla Yunus arrested

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 »

Nobel Laureates: End the violence in Gaza

Free Gaza

Arabic    Farsi The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls for an immediate ceasefire to stop the violence in Gaza, now entering… Read More »

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