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Nobel Women’s inspirational women activists from around the globe
an article by Janet Hudgins

Meet the rest of the women of Nobel Women’s 16 Days of Activism, inspirational women activists from around the globe. You can read more about all of these women who are on the frontlines of stopping rape, tackling impunity, community peacebuilding, defending our environment and improving the lives of women and communities by clicking here.

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Day 5
Rawan Eghbariah, Palestine
Rawan works with New Profile, a volunteer grassroots organization committed to reforming Israel from a soldier state to an active peacemaking society.

Day 6
Annie Nushann, Liberia
Annie, also known as “Ma Annie”, is the catalyst behind Peace Hut, a community led initiative in Totota, Bong County, Liberia. The initiative empowers women by educating them on their rights and mobilizing them in violence prevention and peacebuilding. Annie is a fearless women’s rights activist.

Day 7
Jasna Bastic, Former Yugoslavia/ Switzerland
Jasna works with Peace Boat, an organization working to promote non-violent conflict resolution and justice aboard a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages.

Day 8
Tinda Sebe-Sikaneta, Canada
Tinda is a community organizer advocating to stop Energy East, a proposed TransCanada pipeline that would pass through Ottawa, Canada.

Day 9
Mi Kun Chan Non, Burma
Mi Kun is the Vice Chairwoman of the Mon Women’s Organization (MWO), and is an avid advocate for women’s participation in peace processes. Mi Kun works to empower Burmese women through information sharing and skills development.

Day 10
Apuk Mayen, South Sudan
Apuk is a senior diplomat from South Sudan working to increase women’s participation in formal peace processes between Sudan and South Sudan. Yet, Apuk is an activist at heart. Day 10
Apuk Mayen, South Sudan
Apuk is a senior diplomat from South Sudan working to increase women’s participation in formal peace processes between Sudan and South Sudan. Yet, Apuk is an activist at heart.

Day 11
Rebecca Chiao, Egypt
Rebecca is the co-founder of HarassMap, an organization committed to converting the streets of Egypt into a safe space for all women.

Day 12
Cindy Blackstock, Canada
Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society (Caring Society), an organization that empowers First Nations children, youth and families in Canada.

Day 13
Esperance Kavira Furaha, Democratic Republic of Congo
Esperance is a young and up-and-coming women’s rights and peace activist from the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Esperance works with Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral/ Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development (SOFEPADI) to raise awareness about sexual violence in her country and mobilize survivors to demand justice.

Day 14
Asieh Amini, Iran
Asieh is a journalist, poet and founder of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign. An outspoken activist and passionate writer, Asieh is known for challenging gender-based injustices within Iran’s judicial system and advocating for an end to stoning as a form of execution.

Day 15
Helen Mack, Guatemala
Helen is the founder and president of the Myrna Mack Foundation, an organization dedicated to challenging the culture of impunity within the Guatemalan military and seeking justice for survivors of human rights abuses.

Day 16
Eramithe Delva, Haiti
Eramithe is a co-founder of KOFAVIV (Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim/ Commission on Women Victims for Victims), an organization that works to end rape and sexual violence in Haiti.


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Once again, as they have done now each year since 2009, the Nobel Women's Initiative provides biographies of 16 women leaders involved in local action for peace and justice around the world, and in particular to stop violence against women.  Last year's biographies were listed in the CPNN discussionboard.

This report was posted on December 22, 2013.