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The First International Conference of the Nobel Women's Initiative : women redefining peace in the Middle East and beyond

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posted on 2024-06-04, 06:06 authored by RL Barlow
The Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) was formed in August 2006. It was a response to a suggestion by Iranian laureate Shirin Ebadi that women recipients of the Peace Prize should collectively endeavor to use the power and influence concomitant with being Nobel laureates to advance the cause of women internationally, by bringing their voices and experiences to the direct attention of the international community and media sources. NWI represents an attempt to help fill a gap that mars the present system of international relations. Over the past half-century, global standards have developed in earnest. One of these standards is women’s equality with men. Despite the codification of this precept in international law, gender discrimination against women remains a globally unresolved problem. Women are seriously underrepresented at local, national, regional, and international levels of governance, and their voices and experiences remain marginalized from negotiations toward conflict resolution and the formation of viable democratic institutions.

History

Journal

Journal of Middle East women's studies

Volume

4

Season

Winter, special issue

Pagination

125-131

Location

Durham, N.C.

ISSN

1558-9579

eISSN

1558-9579

Language

eng

Publication classification

X Not reportable, C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal

Copyright notice

2008, Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Issue

1

Publisher

Duke University Press