Nobel Women’s Initiative

Founding Year: 2006

Staff: 5

Budget: $ 1.81 m

Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman, & Mairead Maguire (Leaders)

The NWI uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and courageous women Peace Laureates to “increase the power and visibility of women’s groups working globally for peace, justice, and equality.” Their vision is to create a world “transformed through a rejection of war, and militarism, violence and discrimination, where global security is built around human rights, justice and equality for people and communities—human security—rather than the security of the nation state. It is a world where sustainable peace and protection of the environment on which all life depends is our collective priority.”



Nobel Women’s Initiative contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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