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
4-page summary newsletter, with local reports and photos, is available
in pdf format.
media coverage here.
are convinced that the network of 1000 women, now spread across the
globe, will have an influence on peace politics"
-- 1000 PeaceWomen project
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.
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."
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
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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