Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, resigned today from the Nobel Women’s Initiative Board and Organization.
Maguire, who won the l976, Nobel Peace Prize, for her work in peacemaking in Northern Ireland, and as a co-founder of The Peace People, Ireland, said:
‘I have decided to resign from the NWI Board and Organization as from lst January, 2020. It has given me great pleasure to participate in many of the NWI’s projects and especially to have worked with the Nobel Women Peace Laureates, staff, friends and associates. However, I have decided to focus my time and energy on the work of nonviolence and peacemaking, anti-militarism and war. At a time of increasing armaments, and warmongering, making the rich richer and the poor poorer, I believe it makes it increasingly necessary to develop the Science of Global Peace and implement a transformation of violent cultures through the abolition of militarism and wars, which continue to destroy humans and the environment.’