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Making the impossible possible

Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams talk about strategies for change, drawing on their experiences of working for human rights reforms in Iran and of campaigning to ban landmines. (Video)

25 May 2011

Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi talk about what works when working for global change. They are talking on the second day of the Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict conference.

Jody Williams - Day 2 from Nobel Women's Initiative on Vimeo.


Shirin Ebadi - Making the impossible possible from Nobel Women's Initiative on Vimeo.

These videos were originally published by the Nobel Women's Initiative.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

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  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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