Jody Williams

As its coordinator, Jody Williams brought the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from a coalition of two nongovernmental organizations at its founding in 1992 to include more than one thousand groups from more than sixty countries. After receiving her master's in international studies from Johns Hopkins University, Williams worked on American foreign policy in Central America as coordinator of the Nicaragua-Honduras Education Project and as associate director of Medical Aid to El Salvador. Williams and the ICBL won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban and remove land mines, which claim roughly twenty-six thousand victims every year, most of them civilians.


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