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1000 Peace Heroines

With the inspiring exhibition „1000 Peace Heroines/ 1000 Friedensheldinnen”, taking place at the Weltcafe in Vienna, PIA started work after the summer break 2006. The exhibition presented 1000 extraordinary life stories of women who are engaged in peace work, each one in her own specific way. These women from over 150 countries have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005. Peace in Action (PIA) and the Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) were pleased to bring this exhibition to Vienna for the first time

1000 Peace Heroines – 1000 Women for Peace

All over the world women are doing the best they can to improve the situation of their communities – often regardless of their own safety. They appeal for reconciliation, they claim justice and rebuild what has been destroyed. They transform conflicts, stand up against poverty and for Human Rights. They create alternative incomes, teach and train, heal and re-integrate HIV-patients, make efforts to access soil and drinking water, find solutions to handle any kind of violence and struggle against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

In 2005, 1000 women from over 150 countries have been nominated together for the Nobel Peace Prize. Women at the grass root level who apply their creativity and persistence in order to increase safety for the people around them. Courageous women like the Austrian Ute Bock – her work, her networks and stories are travelling around the world as part of the exhibition 1000 Peace Women Across the Globe.

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