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Nobel Women's Initiative

The Nobel Women's Initiative was created in 2006 by six female winners of the Nobel peace prize to support women's groups around the world in campaigning for justice, peace and equality.[1][2] The six founders are Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, and Betty Williams.[3] The only other living female Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, was under house arrest at the time of the initiative's formation. She became an honorary member on her release in 2010.[4] The initiative's first conference, in 2007, focused on women, conflict and security in the Middle East.[5]

The initiative defines "peace" as "the commitment to quality and justice; a democratic world free of physical, economic, cultural, political, religious, sexual and environmental violence and the constant threat of these forms of violence against women—indeed against all of humanity."[6]

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References

  1. ^ Shawkat Alam; Natalie Klein; Juliette Overland (13 January 2011). Globalisation and the quest for social and environmental justice: the relevance of international law in an evolving world order. Taylor & Francis. p. 200.  
  2. ^ Joseph De Rivera (1 November 2008). Handbook on building cultures of peace. Springer. p. 135.  
  3. ^ Karin Klenke (27 April 2011). Women in Leadership: Contextual Dynamics and Boundaries. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 231.  
  4. ^ "Aung San Suu Kyi". nobelwomensinitiative.org. Nobel Women's Initiative. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Valentine M. Moghadam (2009). Globalization and social movements: Islamism, feminism, and the global justice movement. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 84.  
  6. ^ Carolyn Ladelle Bennett (12 May 2010). Same OLE Or Something New. Xlibris Corporation. p. 224.  

Further reading

External links

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