Home > School and Learning > By Subject > Social Studies > History > Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners

10 of 17
JodyWilliams

Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997)


Working with six nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Jody Williams established the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) in 1992. Williams served as founding coordinator of the group, which seeks to ban the use and deployment of antipersonnel landmines and to destroy existing ones. Williams and ICBL realized one of their main goals in Oslo, Norway in September 1997, when 89 nations signed an international treaty banning international landmines. Williams and ICBL were awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.

Fun Fact: Before her work with ICBL, Williams oversaw humanitarian relief projects in Central America.

From the Columbia Encyclopedia. Photo: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Next: Shirin Ebadi (2003)

Infoplease

Provided by Infoplease—an authoritative, comprehensive reference website that offers an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs. Visit Infoplease.com to find more resources endorsed by teachers and librarians.

highlights

Special Books for the Kids You Love
Celebrate 20 years of sharing love to the moon and back with the anniversary edition of Guess How Much I Love You, one of the world’s best-loved picture books. Plus, search our Book Finder for more great book picks. Brought to you by Candlewick Press.

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks