Meet the inspiring women activists of the DRC


Women like Julienne Lusenge, directing a coalition of women’s organizations providing support to survivors of sexual violence; Adeline Nsimire, operating… Read More »

Meet Micheline Muzaneza, South Africa

Micheline Muzaneza, South Africa

Micheline is a project coordinator with the Sonke Gender Justice Network in South Africa, promoting the health and rights of the refugee… Read More »

Meet Elissa Shamma, Lebanon

Elissa Shamma, Lebanon

Elissa is a social activist and project manager with the Development for People and Nature Association in Lebanon. A passionate… Read More »

Meet Carine Novi Safari, Democratic Republic of Congo

Carine Novi Safari

Since the first time she heard the testimony of a woman who was raped, Carine has used her voice to… Read More »

Meet Rana Allam, Egypt


Rana was a managing editor with the Daily News Egypt, and is now a freelance writer. She knew before graduating… Read More »

Meet Veronica Lucy Gordon, South Sudan

Veronica Lucy Gordon, South Sudan

Veronica has been speaking out since she was a child. As a secondary student, she noticed a gap between what women… Read More »

Meet Facia Harris, Liberia

Facia Harris

Facia is a radio producer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Liberia faces many challenges—including economic devastation and… Read More »

Meet Winnet Shamuyarira, Zimbabwe

Winnet - photoquote

Winnet works with Katswe Sistahood, a women’s rights organization that powerfully mobilizes women in Zimbabwe to fight for their sexual… Read More »

Meet Jody Williams, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Jody Williams

“We need to redefine what makes us secure in this world. It is not arming our country to the teeth…. Read More »

November 25 - December 10

16 Days of Activism

Each year since 1991, tens of thousands of activists from around the world have taken part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The campaign’s central messages – women’s rights are human rights and violence against women constitutes a violation of human rights – have been a rallying call of the women’s movement. For these 16 days, Nobel Women’s Initiative is spotlighting stories about women activists around the globe.

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