Nobel Women's Initiative - Peace Alone Deserves The Chance!

Nobel womenAs the drumbeats of war and the agony of conflict are relentlessly heard and felt in many regions of the world, women continue to work for peace – an effort exemplified by the Nobel Women's Initiative. This Global Fund grantee was established in 2006 by six sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire.

Because it is women who feel the brunt of war and conflict most acutely, they have also been the first to respond and organize for peace, amity and non-violence in the face of hardship and danger. Yet women are also the least likely to be recognized for their enormous work and activism – a reality mirrored by  the Nobel Peace Prize's own track record of awarding the prestigious prize to just 12 women in 100 years!

In-depth updates, suggested measures of action, and event updates constitute the Nobel Initiative's web resources. From rarely discussed information on the Saffron Revolution in Burma where women leaders have taken the lead in resisting the wrath of the military junta to Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum's courageous bid for the Guatemalan presidency, this group is determined to ensure the recognition of women's role as peacemakers and leaders.

With a newly redesigned web site, the Nobel Women's Initiative is a vital resource for concerned citizens of the world to mobilize online by first learning about crucial issues of conflict and violence worldwide, and then taking meaningful action about them. Alternative media sources, grassroots women's activism and leadership are among the driving forces of this bold feminist initiative that defines peace as not just the absence of war and conflict but the proactive presence of justice and equality of people in all arenas of life.

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