The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates—Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee—to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. The six women bring together their extraordinary experiences and work to spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and movements around the world. The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006.
A world transformed through a rejection of war, violence and militarism where global security is built around human rights, justice and equality for people and communities—human security—rather than the security of the nation state. It is a world where sustainable peace and protection of the environment on which all life depends is our collective priority.
It is our mission as women recipients of the Nobel peace prize to work together to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and movements around the world. We work to strengthen and expand feminist efforts to promote nonviolent solutions to war, violence and militarism.