Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Jennifer Allsopp reports from the 2017 Nobel Women’s Initiative conference.
“Be close to people’s dreams, their aspirations and their suffering…fight for a society of equal citizenship” – Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman. Jennifer Allsopp reports for 50.50 from the second day of the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference.
“It’s just inspiring to have this in our city,” says Jana. She’s 16 years old and has come from Dusseldorf with her mother to the public talk by five female Nobel Peace Prize laureates hosted at the historic Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Shirini Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman have come to address the 900 attendees about their work fighting totalitarianism and fundamentalism in its many global guises in order to build a more peaceful just and equal world.
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openDemocracy 50.50 has been covering the Nobel Women’s Initiative biennial conferences since 2007 in articles written by participants and openDemocracy’s own authors. Visit their website for more coverage of our 2017 International Conference: Evolve the Mvmt.