Following the murder of a young woman - Mahsa Amini - in the street by government agents, only because part of her hair was out of her scarf, the multitude of unmet demands sparked a massive movement in Iran. While this movement involved various people in the society, however the courage of women, girls, and especially high school students has been especially remarkable. The killing of several teenage girls during a peaceful demonstration fuelled the fire of people's anger and protests spread to about 100 cities in Iran.
Nigerian Election Will Impact Gender Equality and Peace
This Saturday, 25 February 2023, Nigerians head to the polls to elect a new president, Senate, and House of Representatives. The course of this election in Africa’s most populous nation, in a year when sixteen other states across the continent will also head to the polls, has crucial implications for peace, gender equality and, in turn, societies as a whole.
Nobel Women’s Initiative Welcomes Maria Ressa’s Acquittal and Urges Action to Address Information Crisis
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, who was one of two recipients of the prize in 2021 for her efforts to safeguard freedom of expression and the press, was cleared of tax evasion charges by the Court of Tax Appeals in the Philippines. She faces other legal challenges, widely recognized as politically motivated, and symptomatic of a broader global attack on freedom of expression.
Dr Shirin Ebadi Addresses UN Security Council
On November 2, 2022, the United States and Albania co-hosted a UN Security Council Arria Formula meeting on the ongoing protests in Iran, highlighting in particular the continuing repression of women and girls. Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Human Rights Defender and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was invited to address the meeting. These are her remarks in full.
Nobel Women’s Initiative laureates congratulate 2022 Peace Prize winners calling for peace with justice
As the noise of militarism and war is louder than ever, the world must value the work for peace led by women and civil society organisations around the world.
An Open Letter to the People of Iran
Over 120 Nobel Laureates from around the world stand in solidarity with the calls for justice and freedom in the wake of the death of 22 year-old Mahsa Amini.
Peace laureates appalled and saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran
The 22-year-old died three days after being beaten in police custody.
Oh, Sister!: A documentary about Ukrainian Women's daily struggle for peace
Launching to the public on December 16, 2022.
Statement: Collective warning from Iranian social and political activists
The Belgian government should not give a green light to the Iranian regime for terrorist acts.
Women of Ukraine demand peace. Peace with justice. Peace with Freedom.
Findings from the Nobel peace laureates' delegation to Poland and Ukraine 20-24 June 2022