Jody Williams

Jody Williams, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Articles by this author

A scene from the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. Views
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Women Fight Back: From Survive to Thrive
The rising backlash against women’s rights, as well as that against activists of all stripes, was infused with new and terrifyingly overt vigor with the campaigning tactics of Donald Trump leading up to the dumbfounding results of the US presidential elections last November. But perhaps for many,...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Defending the Defenders: The Daunting Global Challenge for Women
Women human rights defenders are under attack. The Nobel Women's Initiative conference convenes today to deepen the understanding of the risks, and to develop strategies to strengthen efforts to defend the defenders. Some of the people most at risk in the world are those who dare to work to promote...
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The Republic of the Marshall Islands knows firsthand the horror and consequences of living in a world with nuclear weapons. (Photo: Views
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Who Will Speak for the People?
The U.N. just concluded the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee with representatives from the 189 signatory nations and of civil society. The meeting was in preparation for next year's NPT conference and to discuss the current status of fulfilling the obligations under the...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Keep Dirty Oil Out of New England
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Monday, November 07, 2011
The Devil in the Tar Sands
CAPE TOWN – On Sunday, November 6, thousands of people encircled the White House as part of the ongoing effort to press US President Barack Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. If the nearly 1,700-mile pipeline were to be built, it would run from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, through the heartland of the US, all the way to the Texas coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
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