At a press conference today in Los Angeles, two women Nobel Peace Prize winners will demand a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the United States and Iran. Jody Williams, the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and a 1997 Peace Prize winner, and Shirin Ebadi, a human rights advocate and the first female judge in Iran, issued a join statement calling on the US and Iran to seek “non-violent solutions to our common problems.”
“We demand a non-violent world where human security is the basis of our common global security. People have the right to live in a world where the basic needs of all peoples are addressed. No more military attacks. No more war,”
Williams and Ebadi said in their join statement. Williams and Ebadi are in Los Angeles to receive Global Women’s Rights Awards from the Feminist Majority Foundation. These two amazing women are members of the newly founded Women Nobel Peace Laureates Initiative. Only 12 women have received the Nobel Peace Prize since it was first awarded in 1901.