Four of six Nobel Women's Initiative members to attend the Vancouver Peace Summit

The 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit will be a reunion of sorts for the Nobel Women's Initiative. Four of its six members will be joining the Dalai Lama to share their thoughts on education, peace-building and human rights. In 2003, Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams, Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchu Tum founded the initiative, with sister Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Wangari Maathai, in a united effort for peace with justice and equality.

These four women are not only two-thirds of the Nobel Women's Initiative but also one-third of the small group of 12 women ever to be recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize.

For more information on these remarkable women working towards meaningful change visit the Nobel Women's Initiative web site

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