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About Jody Williams

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work banning landmines. She has served as chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative since it’s launch in January 2006.  Williams is also the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professor of Peace and Global Justice at the Graduate College of Social Work of the University of Houston, where she has been a professor since 2003.

Articles by Jody Williams

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Manuel Serrano

Manuel Serrano is Junior Editor at DemocraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Women fight back: from survive to thrive

In the Trumpian world writ large, the feminist struggle is more acute than ever. 13-16 May, the Nobel Women’s Initiative brings activists to Germany to strategise about advancing women’s rights while opening democratic space.

Defending the Defenders: a daunting challenge

Women human rights defenders are under attack. The Nobel Women's Initiative conference convenes today to deepen the understanding of the risks, and to develop strategies to strengthen efforts to defend the defenders.

Jody Williams: The true path to nuclear non-proliferation

Statement by Jody Williams, Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative at the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty United Nations, New York, New York, 7 May 2010

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