Jody Williams is a peace activist who became involved in aid work in war-torn El Salvador. In her work, she helped to obtain artificial limbs for children who had lost arms and legs due to landmines.
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Her experience in El Salvador led Williams to become a leading force in the global campaign against landmines. She oversaw the growth of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) to over 1,300 organizations in 95 countries.
The Ottawa Convention against landmines entered into force in 1999. Williams and ICBL received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.
Her memoir on life as a grassroots activist, called My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize,was released by the University of California Press in 2013.
The Mauro Centre is pleased to partner with the University of Manitoba’s Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program and to collaborate with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Rotary District 5550 | World Peace Partners in hosting the 2018 Sol Kanee Lecture Series on Peace and Justice.