Press-Conference-and-Women-Peace-Candle-March-Korea.webpOur vision

A world transformed through a rejection of war, militarism, violence and discrimination, where peace and security is built on feminist principles, human rights, justice, protection of the environment, and equality for all people and communities.

What's our approach?

What we do

Highlights of our Work



Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence [2022]

Between November 25th and December 10th Nobel Women's Initiative celebrated the courage and achievements of 10 activists from 8 countries: Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Sudan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.

Oh! Sister: a documentary

Oh! Sister: a documentary

Oh, Sister! Is a documentary about six women facing the challenges of the ongoing Russian invasion, and fighting for peace and justice in Ukraine. It shows the central role women and civil society play in keeping life going at a time of war. The film builds upon the visit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates Jody Williams, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee to Poland and Ukraine to meet with hundreds of displaced women and dozens of women’s organizations, human rights organizations, humanitarian agencies and activists in June 2022.  

Laureates lead delegation to Poland and Ukraine 2022

In a fact-finding mission intended to uncover how to best support the work of women peace activists Jody Williams, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman visited Polish and Ukrainian women's organizations, international humanitarian agencies and refugee centres.


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Campaign: 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence (2021)

Between November 25th and December 10th Nobel Women's Initiative celebrated the courage and achievements of 12 activists from 9 countries.

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When Feminists Rule the World: Podcast Season 3

Eight young feminist leaders and two of their mentors discuss and exemplify what power looks like at its very best: the power we have within, the power we build together, how we face overwhelming power that seeks to oppress us, and how we use the power of our imaginations to conjure up a vision of the loving and just world.

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Sister to Sister Mentorship Program 2021 (Fall)

The Nobel Women's Initiative and the Coady International Institute welcomed 15 exceptional young feminist activists from 13 countries to the second virtual edition of the program.

Meet the Sisters

Sister to Sister Mentorship Program (Spring) 2021

15 young feminist leaders join the first virtual edition of a nine-week advocacy and communications program.

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Meet the Sisters




Sister to Sister Mentorship Program 2018

This year we welcomed Enas Abdaljawwad (Palestine), Carrington Christmas (Mi’kma’ki), Ivette Estefania Galván García (Mexico), Pamela Okoroigwe (Nigeria), and Thinzar Shunlei Yi (Myanmar) to Ottawa for a six-week advocacy and communications training program for young women activists.

Meet the Sisters



Delegation to the Super Zarco Trial - Guatemala

Nobel peace laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum attended the landmark trial to show solidarity with the Mayan Q’ecqchi’ women seeking justice for the heinous crimes committed against them.

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Partners for Peace: Film Documentary

Partners for Peace is a full-length documentary film following Nobel Women’s Initiative’s delegation to Israel and Palestine in 2010. Directed by Ed Kucerak and narrated by Marisa Tomei, it premiered at the DC Independent Film Festival on 19 February 2014.

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The Laureates