A World of Women 2007

Presentation: A Nobel peace laureate's reflections on Canada's place in the world

Date: 30 November 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Description

Jody Williams visited Canada’s Capital in advance of the 10th anniversary of the of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention which was signed in Ottawa in December 1997. That same year, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and founding coordinator Jody Williams were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to ban landmines.

While in Ottawa, Professor Williams gave a public presentation at Arts Court on November 30th and held meetings with parliamentarians and government leaders about Canada’s leadership on global issues, such as in the situations in Darfur and Burma. Williams’ advocacy over the past year has primarily been focused on the humanitarian crises in both countries. 

Co-Sponsor

Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)

Find out more

Interview: Nobel laureate revisits land mine debate, Globe and Mail, 30 November 2007

Press Conference: Jody Williams presses Canada to act on human rights – Part 1

Press Conference: Jody Williams presses Canada to act on human rights – Part 2

Working Together to Save Darfur, Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2007. Op-ed by Jody Williams and Desmond Tutu

International Campaign to Ban Landmines