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Meet Stella Duque, Colombia

Meet Stella Duque, Colombia

Photo credit: Nadja Drost “I started hearing concerns like, ‘I lost my husband, they disappeared him, how do I manage… Read More »

Meet Miriam Miranda, Honduras

Meet Miriam Miranda, Honduras

Photo via Upside Down World “We live almost on the sea, right on the beach. It’s a blessing but recently it’s… Read More »

Meet Rita Martin, South Sudan

Meet Rita Martin, South Sudan

Photo courtesy of the Global Network for Women Peacebuilders “My educational background is something completely different from the work and activism… Read More »

Meet Narges Mohammadi, Iran

Meet Narges Mohammadi, Iran

Photo via Kampain.info “I was not allowed to hold my son Ali and my daughter Kiana when they were born because… Read More »

Meet Brenda Rangel Ortiz, Mexico

Meet Brenda Rangel Ortiz, Mexico

(Photo courtesy of Brenda Rangel Ortiz) “In August 2013 my husband and I lived in the street for 17 days… Read More »

Meet Kandi Mossett, USA

Meet Kandi Mossett, USA

(Photo courtesy of Indigenous Environmental Network) “My grandmother always sent us outside to play.  We didn’t sit in front of… Read More »

Meet Rola Hallam, Syria

Meet Rola Hallam, Syria

(Photo credit: Igor Pavicevic) “After the British Parliament voted to bomb Syria, I thought to myself:  “Yeah, we drank from… Read More »

Meet Rela Mazali, Israel

Meet Rela Mazali, Israel

(Photo courtesy of Merve Arkun) “I’ve been an activist for over 30 years and Gun Free Kitchen Tables is the… Read More »

Meet Nela Pamukovic, Croatia

Meet Nela Pamukovic, Croatia

(Photo credit: Igor Pavicevic) “I joined a feminist group in 1987 and since then I have found a community 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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