The <a href="http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/
" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>Nobel Women’s Initiative</b></a> was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire. We six women - representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa - have decided to bring together our extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace with justice and equality.
Only 12 women, in its more than 100 year history, have been recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize is a great honor, but it is also a great responsibility. It is this sense of responsibility that has compelled us to create the Nobel Women's Initiative to help strengthen work being done in support of women's rights around the world—work often carried out in the shadows with little recognition.
Our <b>mission</b> is to work together as women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to promote, spotlight, and amplify the work of women's rights activists, researchers, and organizations worldwide addressing the root causes of violence, in a way that strengthens and expands the global movement to advance nonviolence, peace, justice and equality.
For more inforamiton, please visit <a href="http://www.nobelwomensinitiative.org/
" target="_blank" style="color:#c08434;"><b>nobelwomensinitiative.org</b></a>