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.
Between November 25th and December 10th Nobel Women's Initiative celebrated the courage and achievements of 12 activists from 9 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch the film on Vimeo here:
Find out more about the delegation here