Jody Williams: Her Vision For World Peace
Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle -- and sacrifice -- of those who work for it.
Jody Williams won a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to eradicate landmines. Now she’s teaming up with five other female peace laureates to empower women to fight violence, injustice and inequality.
In more than 100 years of Nobel Peace Prizes, only a dozen women have ever won.
Civil-rights and peace activist Jody Williams, received the award in 1997 as the chief strategist of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which established the ﬁrst global treaty banning antipersonnel mines.
Williams believes that peace is deﬁned by human (not national) security and that it must be achieved through sustainable development, environmental justice, and meeting people’s basic needs. To this end, she co-founded the Nobel Women’s Initiative, endorsed by six of seven living female Peace laureates.
She chairs the effort to support activists, researchers, and others working toward peace, justice, and equality for women and thus humanity. Williams also continues to ﬁght for the total global eradication of landmines.
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- Online Resources To Help Empower Girls
- Jody Williams (Teacher/Aid Worker/1997 Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
- AAA Alphabetical TED Women Talks List