Nobel Laureate Jody Williams shares her insights into building action from the grass-roots, showing how people can come together to make change happen and contribute to a better world.
RSA / The Women’s Foundation Event
Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Since her protests of the Vietnam War, Jody has been a passionate advocate of freedom, self-determination and human and civil rights.
Jody co-founded and now chairs the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which harnesses the prestige of the Peace Prize and the influence and access of the women Nobel Laureates themselves to support and amplify the efforts of women around the world working for sustainable peace with justice and equality.
Jody has a positive and empowering message for all, and especially for women, that ANYONE can help change the world for the better. With this theme as backdrop at the RSA, Jody will show how people can come together to make change happen through a model resulting from the landmine campaign and now being used by the Nobel Women's Initiative in the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Violence in Conflict, and a new initiative - the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.
Speaker: Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate, co-founder and campaign ambassador for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Social Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and author of 'My Name is Jodies Williams' (University of California Press, 2013).
Chair: Stephen Sackur, journalist, broadcaster and presenter, BBC HARDtalk
In association with The Women’s Foundation.