“I did not choose the wrong battle to fight. I’m fighting for the good of my country—for a better Cameroon, for a better Africa, and for a better world.”
Over the past few years Cameroon has been thrust into a state of conflict, with 500,000 people displaced and 3,000 people ...read more
16 Days of Activism
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global annual campaign that brings attention to gender violence and highlights the work of activists all over the world. Every year, each day from November 25th to December 10th, Nobel Women's Initiative highlights 16 grassroots women activists and peacebuilders working for peace, justice and equality. Subscribe to have the spotlights sent right to your inbox!
“I don’t need them to be touched by my story and I don’t need their pity. I need them to take action.”
In 2013, sixteen-year-old Marinel Sumook Ubaldo knew that life was changing at home, a quiet, seaside village around 1000 km southeast of Manila. Her fisherman father complained there ...read more
“I was ready to risk it all, just to get people to talk about this issue.”
It was late 2018. Liz O’Sullivan began to wonder what was happening in a windowless room at Clarifai, the artificial intelligence startup for which she was head of data operations. Information that trickled out ...read more
Twenty-four-year-old Iranian activist Yasaman Aryani has been unjustly imprisoned since April simply for removing her hijab in public. She now faces a 16 year sentence.
On March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day, 24-year-old Yasaman Aryani, her mother, and another woman walked into a ...read more
"They talk like we have a migration crisis, but for me, we actually have a responsibility crisis."
Muzna Dureid is a major multi-hyphenate. She is a Syrian activist and women’s rights defender, the creator of campaigns such as Women Refugees Not Captives, the Indigenous – Refugees movement, and a ...read more
Activist, grad student and former tailor, Louise McGowan, grew up in Belfast towards the end of the Troubles. Living in Northern Ireland throughout the peace process inspired a keen interest in human rights, justice and equality that ultimately ended her career as a tailor. Sick of working for rich ...read more
Journalist, activist and student Shroq Al-Qaesemi has never stood on the sidelines. She started recording and photographing the war in Yemen using just her phone. Forced to leave the country, she remains as active as ever to advocate for a Yemeni peace process that includes women. Shroq is a ...read more