Media Advisory - Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jody Williams Makes High-Level Visit to Ottawa



    OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize,
Ms. Jody Williams, will commence a high-level visit to Ottawa on Thursday,
November 29, 2007, to press for Canadian government action on women's human
rights in times of war. She will meet with Members of Parliament, the Senate,
and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean.
    In 1997, Jody Williams became the tenth woman in its
almost-one-hundred-year history to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, along with
the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the organization she founded in
1992.
    Today, she serves as Chair of the Nobel Women's Initiative and leader of
the UN Human Rights Council High Level Mission to Darfur.

    Photo Opportunity:
    11:30 AM, Thursday, November 29, 2007
    Rm 230, West Block, Ottawa
    Jody Williams and Senator Roméo Dallaire attend the All-Party
    Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes
    Against Humanity

    Press Conference:
    1:00 PM, Thursday, November 29, 2007
    130S Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Ottawa
    Speakers:
    Liz Bernstein, Director of the Nobel Women's Initiative
    Ms. Jody Williams, 1997 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize




For further information:

For further information: Steven Staples, Rideau Institute, (613)
565-9449, c. (613) 290-2695, sstaples@rideauinstitute.ca

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