Press Release

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THIS YEAR\'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THREE WOMEN. IN A MONTH IN WHICH WE HAVE ALL MOURNED THE DEATH, AND CELEBRATED THE LIFE, OF OUR GREAT FRIEND AND SISTER, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, WANGARI MAATHI, WE ARE UPLIFTED AND INSPIRED BY THE GREAT NEWS THAT THIS YEAR'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THREE WOMEN. WANGARI WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS NEWS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN DANCING AND SINGING WITH THE MILLIONS OF WOMEN, AND MEN, AROUND THE WORLD WHO WILL CELEBRATE THE LIVES OF THE NEW NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE WOMEN. TO ALL THREE WOMEN - LIBERIAN PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSTON SIRLEAF, LIBERIAN LEYMAH GHOWEE AND TAWAKUL KARMAN OF YEMEN, AND TO ALL THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, WE SEND MY WARMEST AND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE ALL, IN YOUR…
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Nobel Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai, Passes Away

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A message from Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, and Mairead Maguire on the sad lost of the Nobel Peace Laureate, Wangari Maathai. We are terribly saddened by the death of our beloved friend and sister Nobel Peace Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai. Wangari was a true visionary whose work and life served as a powerful example to women everywhere. She showed us that the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of women, and a sustainable future for our planet are all essential building blocks of a more just and peaceful world. She lived her belief that all of us have a role to play in creating sustainable peace. It has been a great privilege to know and work with Wangari through our joint efforts in the Nobel…
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Condolences to families of those killed and injured in Norway

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THE PEACE PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED AND SADDENED BY NEWS FROM NORWAY CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED AND INJURED IN TWO VIOLENT ATTACKS ON NORWEGIAN PEOPLE SPEAKING IN BELFAST TODAY, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, HON. PRESIDENT PEACE PEOPLE MAIREAD MAGUIRE SAID: ‘The Peace People in Northern Ireland are shocked to hear of the two violent Attacks in Norway, taking the lives of 7 people in Oslo, City Centre, and 92 (Mostly young) people in Utoya Island. The Peace People have deep and long standing links and personal friendships with the people of Norway, who since l976 have stood in solidarity with all those working for an end to violence and For peaceful resolution of conflict in Northern Ireland. It is therefore deeply sad for us to hear of the violence that…
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Mairead Maguire speaks at ” The Partnership For Change Conference” on Dignity and Empowerment.

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Dear Friends, I am very happy to be with you and would like to thank you for your kind invitation to address this Partnership for Change Conference. Ending rape and sexual violence is a huge challenge to us all, but it can be done when we join in Partnership and co-operation, and use a multi-faceted Approach to transforming a culture of rape and sexual violence into a culture of nonkilling, nonviolence and respect for life and human dignity. In the Nobel Peace Laureates Charter for a world without violence, Chapter 13 states: ‘We have a right not to be killed and a responsibility not to kill each other’. We could add alongside this, ‘women and girls, and men and boys, have a right not to be raped, or sexually assaulted, and…
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