Nobel Women’s Initiative
The Nobel Women’s Initiative seeks to foster peace with justice and equality. The initiative founded by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams, and Mairead Maguire envisions a world transformed through a rejection of war, violence, and militarism where global security is built around human rights, justice and equality for people and communities—human security—rather than the security of the nation-state. It is a world where sustainable peace and protection of the environment on which all life depends is our collective priority.
Their mission as women recipients of the Nobel peace prize to work together to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and movements around the world. They work to strengthen and expand feminist efforts to promote nonviolent solutions to war, violence, and militarism.
They believe change is possible because individually and collectively they have had the privilege of participating in and witnessing extraordinary human efforts to transform our world. They know that the seemingly impossible is possible when women work together to make it so.d clean water in labor and given at least 12-24 hours of postpartum care before being driven home. We offer family planning and ongoing reproductive healthcare for women in our community.
They approach change by:
- Convening diverse groups of grassroots women activists and organizations to share women-led strategies and solutions, and then linking these grassroots women activists and organizations to policymakers and other decision makers.
- Creatively using media to amplify the alternative narratives and solutions of grassroots women activists and organizations to policy makers and decision makers, as well as powerful civil society partners and the public.
- Working with grassroots women leaders to shape their messages and access media, as well as strengthen their capacity to conduct direct advocacy at the local, national and regional levels.
- Leveraging the prestige and visibility of the female Nobel peace laureates to bridge grassroots women leaders’ messages and solutions to a global audience.
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