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

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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 »

Meet women defending Mother Earth in Guatemala


Women like Maudilia López Cardona, leader of a community women’s group that resists mining operations; Gregoria Crisanta Pérez, a brave community member… Read More »

Meet the tenacious women activists of Honduras

Meet the tenacious women activists of Honduras

Women like Gilda Rivera Sierra, a feminist who has struggled to promote women’s rights for over three decades; Berta Cáceres Flores, a… Read More »

Meet the fearless women activists of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala

Meet the fearless women activists of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala

Meet the fearless women activists of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.  Women like Alma Gomez, a former guerilla fighter now working to… Read More »

Meet Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Uganda

Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng

Ruth is the Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), a Kampala-based women’s resource centre for women… Read More »

Meet Shari Graydon, Canada


Shari is the catalyst behind Informed Opinions, a non-profit initiative that bridges the gender gap in public discourse by amplifying the… Read More »

Meet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Marshall Islands

Photo Credit: Simon Ruf / UN Social Media Team

Kathy is a Marshallese activist and poet who works with youth to create social change. Her work focuses on threats to… 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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