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 »

Meet Tin Tin Nyo, Burma

Tin Tin Nyo

Tin Tin Nyo is the General Secretary of the Women’s League of Burma. A spirited women’s rights advocate, Tin Tin has… Read More »

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Over the next 16 days, get ready to meet some very inspiring women! Everyday—from November 25 to December 25 –… Read More »

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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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