We believe peace is much more than the absence of armed conflict.
Only 15 women in its more than 110 year history have been recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. Six of them -- representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa -- decided to bring together their extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace.
The Nobel Women's Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire. We believe peace is much more than the absence of armed conflict.
The Vision of the Nobel Women’s Initiative is a world transformed, a nonviolent world of security, equality and well-being for all.