Laureate Jody Williams: telling it like it is

Jody Williams speaks frankly to Jane Gabriel about the impact that being a Nobel Peace Laureate has on her life - both personally and politically.

Jane Gabriel
19 May 2009

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Jody Williams spoke frankly to Jane Gabriel about the impact that being a Laureate has on her life - both politically and personally. The Nobel Women's Initiative's second international conference was held in Guatemala last week, when 124 women from 35 different countries gathered to ‘Redefine Democracy for peace, justice and equality'. Joanna Kerr and Lisa Veneklasen describe the process by which the Laureates search for a common strategy, and the way in which the Nobel Women's Initiative is able to support women around the world who are working to address the root causes of violence.

To read articles and the conference blog written by participants and the openDemocracy team click here.

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