International Campaign to Ban Landmines

International Campaign to Ban Landmines was found in 1992. Today, it operates as a coalition of more than 1,000 non-governmental organisations. Thanks to ICBL’s unprecedented partnership with governments, the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the...

Desmond Tutu

A South African Anglican archbishop and activist for the rights of black people in his country. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for opposing apartheid. Desmond Tutu is the key architect of reconciliation between black and white South Africans. His principal success was...

David Trimble

David Trimble led the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), the key Northern Ireland’s Protestant party supporting the maintenance of Ulster’s ties to London. In 1998 he became the First Minister in the Northern Ireland Assembly, or the head of the autonomous government...

Jody Williams

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...

Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkul Karman, a key figure of the movement against Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, is considered the face of the country’s 2011 revolution and known to her compatriots as the “mother of the revolution”. She is the youngest Peace Prize Winner so far and the...

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee organised a movement of Christian and Muslim women that in 2003 brought to an end the civil war in Liberia. As a volunteer in the aid programme for victims of the first Liberian civil war (1989-1996) she worked with former child-soldiers of Charles...