Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Yangon (Rangoon), BURMA/MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi – a winning candidate in Myanmar’s Sunday’s election polls and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient – says the irregularities inside the country go “beyond what is acceptable in a democratic election.” Burmese democracy leader Suu Kyi feels that parliamentary candidates in her National League for Democracy […]

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

Nobel Peace Laureates find women witnesses in Latin American genocide

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Ottowa, Ontario, CANADA: An independent fact-finding delegation to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, found that violence against women — including murder, rape and forced disappearances — has reached a crisis point in the region.  The Nobel Peace Laureates are calling for concerted […]

African women who changed our world

African women who changed our world

Jessica Horn – WNN Opinion   (WNN/OD) OPINION Africa: In the company of souls departed and souls vibrantly alive, Jessica Horn reflects on the significance of the lives of Nobel laureates Leymah Gbowee and the late Wangari Maathai, and the transgressive power of African women on a mission. ___ Since I started to write for […]

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

Three women peace heroes will receive Nobel Peace Prize for 2011

WNN Breaking This year’s 2011 pick for the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes three outstanding women “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee has chosen Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman to share the prize and award money […]