Women Nobel Peace Laureates
Recent Publications by Nobel Women's Initiatives (NWI) Ottawa, Canada.
The Nobel Women's Initiative works with partner organizations at the local level to bring attention to the prevalence and severity of sexual violence in conflict situations globally. They work toward preventing and eliminating its use as a tactic of war, and advocate for access to medical care, empowerment initiatives, and restitution for survivors. They also work towards the strengthening of justice mechanisms, such as the International Criminal Court to end impunity for these crimes. We at Women4NonViolence have been contributing toward their valuable campaign, and wish to highlight the plight of civilian women survivors of GBV from Far East Asia, including North Korea.
On the left-hand upper column you will find background information to the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureates, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee,Tawakkul Karman; and brief backgrounds of Alfred Nobel and Bertha Von Suttner, the first woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize!
Please click on this below to see NWI's Quarterly NWI Update:
War Isn't Entertainment!
Nine Nobel Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel "Stars Earn Stripes"
New show promotes an “inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence”
(Ottawa)—Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn Stripes”—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately. In the letter, the Laureates—who include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams and President Oscar Arias Sanchez—note that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenge NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-line responder services.” The Laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is “a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent.”
The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, all of whom won their prizes for their contributions to ending violence and creating more peaceful and democratic societies, note that real war is “down in the dirt deadly”, and should not be sanitized for a “reality” TV show.
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