Nobel Women's Initiative

The Nobel Women's Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire. We six women - representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa - have decided to bring together our extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace with justice and equality.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Nobel Laureates: Respect Guatemalan Genocide Survivors!
Five women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates called on Guatemala today to respect the rights of survivors who suffered atrocities at the hands of the military dictatorship of former de facto head of state Efraín Ríos Montt.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
Nine Nobel Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel “Stars Earn Stripes”
Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“ Stars Earn Stripes” —calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Urge Obama: Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
Nine distinguished recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize have written to President Obama, urging him to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, saying his decision offers "a critical moment" to make good on his pledge to create a clean energy economy.
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