women and peace

1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005

One hundred years after the first woman, Bertha von Suttner, received the Nobel Peace Prize, one thousand women from 150 countries were nominated for the award.

Find out who they are, by country, here
See our reports in Spanish on the 98 winners from Spain and Central and South America, here

Around the globe communities have recognized their varied and valuable work.
A 4-page summary newsletter, with local reports and photos, is available in pdf format.
See international media coverage here.

"we are convinced that the network of 1000 women, now spread across the globe, will have an influence on peace politics"
-- 1000 PeaceWomen project

The book 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe was published in November 2005. On more than 2,000 pages, and 750 photos, all 1000 women and their work are portrayed.

Ordering information for the book

About the project, background:

The project began in 2003 as a Swiss initiative, then become global. Volunteer coordinators and many helpers from 20 different regions of the world identified and documented the women nominated in their area.
The women selected are presented on-line with short biographies; the book on the 1000 women was published in late November 2005. It presents each woman's life story, work and visions, written by hundreds of journalists all over the world. The book will be a clearly structured reference for NGOs, relief organizations, peace networks, women’s networks and official institutions. A travelling exhibit with texts and pictures also documents the 1000 women.

In October 2005 it was announced that the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winners were the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Mohamed El Baradei. The initiators of the project "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005" congratulate the recipient of the prize. "Of course we are disappointed, as we had hoped very much that the 1000 women would be recognized for their untiring and courageous work in the cause of peace," said the initiator and Swiss politician Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, "but we are also proud that within less than three years we have brought attention to the outstanding work done by these women in the cause of promoting peace."

Recognizing the Female Peacemakers:
The Nobel Cause It has been around since 1901, but only 12 women have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now a campaign aims to award it to 1,000 of them
by Kate Finnigan, commondreams

CodePink founder Medea Benjamin was among the 41 US women honored, also Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Cynthia McKinney, singer Holly Near and original Women and Life on Earth co-founder in 1979 Grace Paley. The Women of Color Resource Center's Executive Director Linda Burnham was also among the 1000 women from 150 countries jointly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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