Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams and a delegation of women traveled to India to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving his Nobel Peace Prize. Held on 2 October, the event fell on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi to honor his nonviolent efforts.
The laureates also took part in a public event, co-hosted by the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict and Breakthrough in Delhi, to discuss the movement to end violence against women in India and internationally. Breakthrough founder and CEO Mallika Dutt moderated the conversation, “How Women Are Mobilizing to End Violence Against Women & Transform our World.”
Jody Williams stated, “We are here in solidarity with our Indian sisters, to share our own experiences as grassroots and international activists and to learn from the fearless activists on the front lines of India’s women’s movement.”
The delegation also met with Lobsang Sangay, the diplomatically elected head of the Tibetan people to express support for Tibetans, and to discuss the political climate in Tibet.
Nobel Laureates In Dharamsala to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize, Tibetan Voice of America, 9 October 2014.
In solidarity, for a noble cause, Decclan Herald, 2 October 2014.