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Friday, 01 July 2005 12:32
Canadian Women Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

At 10 AM local time on Wednesday, June 29th, press conferences and press releases are being issued around the world to announce the names of the 1000 women who were nominated in January this year for the Nobel Peace Prize. Our prominent Halifax peace and social justice advocate, Muriel Duckworth, is one of these women.

> Date sent:      Wed, 29 Jun 2005 14:22:21 -0300
> From:           Linda Christiansen-Ruffman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
> Subject:        Janet, here's press release; another attachment copy to
> come from
> secretary
> To:
>
>
> NOVA SCOTIA PRESS RELEASE - June 29, 2005
>
>  MURIEL DUCKWORTH - ONE OF 1000 WOMEN
>  NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
>
> At 10 AM local time on Wednesday, June 29th, press conferences and
> press releases are being issued around the world to announce the
> names of the 1000 women who were nominated in January this year for
> the Nobel Peace Prize. Our prominent Halifax peace and social justice
> advocate, Muriel Duckworth, is one of these women.
>
> The Canadian press release states, "Muriel Helena Duckworth is an
> extraordinary activist whose work for peace, social reform and
> educational development has spanned almost 90 years. One of Canada's
> most distinguished feminists and pacifists, she was a founding member
> of the Voice of Women (Nova Scotia) and served as national president
> from 1967 to 1971. She has founded many Canada-wide and province-wide
> organisations, has worked at the United Nations and has gone on a
> number of international peace missions."
>
> "In my nomination of Muriel," says Linda Christiansen-Ruffman a
> Professor at Saint Mary's University, "I also emphasized the
> importance of Muriel's local community work, her ability to inspire
> others and her sophisticated analysis of the need to create the fair
> and equitable conditions required for lasting peace." As I wrote,
> "[Muriel's] concrete actions and her practical down-to-earth wisdom,
> along with its earth-shaking and transformative ideas and ideals,
> inspire into action almost everyone who meets her."
>
> The initiative to nominate the 1000 peace women for the Nobel Prize
> in 2005 began in Switzerland and is supported by organisers from 20
> different regions of the world.
>
> Muriel Duckworth is one of nine Canadian women among the 1000
> nominated from more than 150 countries to represent innumerable women
> worldwide who are engaged in the cause of peace and human rights. As
> Dr. Christiansen-Ruffman remarked, "When I first read about this
> project, I could think of hundreds of worthy women in Atlantic Canada
> alone whose important work should be recognised. So many wise women
> throughout Canada and the world have made contributions to be
> celebrated."
>
> She added, "This list is important symbolically. Although I have only
> seen the names of about 30 of the 1000, Muriel is not the only person
> on the list who has been in this region. Marilyn Waring who spoke in
> Antigonish earlier this month and in Halifax on Monday night and
> Vandana Shiva, who was part of the People's Summit held in Halifax in
> 1995, are also included on the list of 1000 women."   - 30 -
>
> For further information, call Linda Christiansen-Ruffman at 477-5415
> in Ferguson's Cove or messages at 420-5886/420-5894.
>
>
>
> Linda Christiansen-Ruffman           phone: 1-902-420-5886
> Department of Sociology/Women's Studies
> Saint Mary's University
> Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 3C3    fax: 902-420-5121
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PEACE GARDEN FOUNDER INCLUDED IN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
NOMINATION

June 29, 2005

The International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC) congratulates
its founder and president Julia Morton-Marr on her inclusion in a nomination
for the Nobel Peace Prize.   Julia is included as one of 1000 nominees
worldwide announced today by the ?1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005?
www.1000peacewomen.org  project based in Bern Switzerland.  Julia?s
nominator was Professor Helmut Burkhardt, physicist and system scientist,
Ryerson University, Toronto.

Julia is proud to be one of nine Canadians included in today?s nomination.
The other Canadian nominees are Louise Arbour, Maude Barlow, Akua Benjamin,
Muriel Helena Duckworth, Marjorie (Maggie) Hodgson, Landon Pearson, Doreen
Spence and Kama Steliga.

Julia moved to Mississauga from Australia in 1990 where she had been active
in the creation of a Walking Trail and Management Plan for the protection of
the water supply at the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.

In 1993 Julia created the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre
(IHTEC) and dedicated herself to developing school programs such as the
International School Peace Gardens (ISPG) project.  Full information
regarding the IHTEC projects, including downloadable lesson plans for
teachers, can be found at the IHTEC website www.ihtec.org

More recently, Julia has also been involved with Science for Peace
http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca in Canada, and the Canadian Voice of
Women for Peace.  http://home.ca.inter.net/~vow/

The ?1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005? initiative has recognized
these accomplishments by including Julia in their list of 1000 nominees for
the Nobel Peace Prize as follows.

?Julia Morton-Marr teaches children how to be citizens of the world.  With
an understanding that peace, justice, and the environment cannot be taught
separately, Julia has developed curricula adopted in 3,500 schools in 34
countries.  In 1993, Julia founded the International Holistic Tourism
Education Centre and the International School Peace Gardens.  An array of
topics ­ from conflict resolution and cultural understanding, to geography
and performing arts ­ are based on the three pillars of human
sustainability, ecological integrity, social peace, and individual rights
and responsibilities.?


Please refer to the IHTEC website at www.ihtec.org for further information,
or contact her by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Julia is spending most of
the summer at Dreamland Resort in Hastings Ontario at 705-696-3808, or a
message can be left for a return call at her office at 905-820-5067.  A
photograph is available on the web site in the link to the IHTEC Board
http://www.ihtec.org/index.php?id=186  along with a more detailed biography.




Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 19:15:21 -0700
Subject: More info: 1000 women Nobel peace prize
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Please spread the news!

The Project ­ Short Version

This year 1000 women from more than 150 countries are jointly nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize. Muriel Duckworth was one of them.  The Association
1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 wants to publicize the wealth of
strategies, procedures for conflict resolution and methods of negotiation
that women all over the world develop in order to deal with the various
socio-political issues and problems in their respective regions. In order to
make 1000 inspiring biographies known to the public, a book on the 1000
women and a travelling exhibit will appear at the end of this year. An
interactive online platform will improve the women's networking and make
their biographies readily available. The project needs broad financial
support. Further information: www.1000peacewomen.org
<http://www.1000peacewomen.org>
 
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Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6.27 :: 1000 Women Nominated for Nobel Peace
Prize 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday June 27, 2005
Contact: Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey phone: +1 415 637 4263
United States
Director, Women's Leadership Institute; Visiting Professor, Women's Studies
Mills College
Oakland, CA 94613

1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005
Publication of the 1000 Names?9 Canadian Women among Them


Oakland, California, USA 29.6.2005  ­  This year 1000 women from more than
150 countries are jointly nominated for the famous Nobel Peace Prize! The
official nomination was handed in to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo
in January 2005. As of today the names of the 1000 women can be found under
www.1000peacewomen.org <http://www.1000peacewomen.org> . The number 1000 is
symbolic, as the 1000 nominated women represent innumerable women worldwide
who are engaged in the cause of peace and human dignity.


Who are the 1000 peace women?

The nominated women commit themselves daily to the cause of peace and
justice, often under the most difficult circumstances. They call for
reconciliation and organize peace talks, they rebuild what has been
destroyed in villages and cities, they fight against poverty and create new
sources of income. They struggle for access to clean water, land and other
resources. They care for those infected with HIV and give war orphans a
home. They denounce violations of human rights and give public condemnation
to all forms of torture. They utter silent protest in public places and seek
solutions to all forms of aggression.

They work mainly in their own villages and regions, but many women are also
in institutes and universities. Some of them are members of their local
governments  or are active on the international scene. The criteria for each
nomination were, among others, sustainability and integrity,  long-term
engagement, the inclusion of all parties to a conflict, and a wide network.

The 1000 women are experts in their fields of work, they are beacons of hope
for their local people, they are informed, demanding, and not accommodating!

You can find several short biographies under www.1000peacewomen.org
<http://www.1000peacewomen.org>

Who are the Canadian nominees?
Louise Arbour
Maude Barlow
Akua Benjamin
Muriel Helena  Duckworth
Marjorie  Phyllis Hodgson
Julia Morton- Marr
Landon Pearson
Doreen Spence
Kama Steliga

A crazy idea?  ­  A challenging project!

The project began in 2003, under the conviction that the commitment of women
working for peace should finally be acknowledged and made publicly known. It
began as a Swiss initiative, but has become a project supported globally,
thanks to the untiring work of coordinators and many voluntary helpers from
20 different regions of the world. They were responsible for the
identification and documentation of the women nominated in their regions,
and they kept the communication lines open. The project has the support of
the Swiss Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy Rey, the support of
UNIFEM and UNDP, and the patronage of UNESCO Switzerland.

In January of this year the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 were
nominated as recognition of their daily commitment to the improvement of the
living conditions of present and future generations. And today we are
publicizing the names of these 1000 women.


Giving a Profile to 1000 Women

In order to make 1000 inspiring biographies known to the public, a book on
the 1000 women will appear the end of this year. It will present their work,
their visions and their life stories. These biographies were written by
hundreds of journalists all over the world. The book will be a clearly
structured source of reference for NGOs, relief organizations, peace
networks, women's networks and official institutions.

A travelling exhibit is planned, with texts and pictures documenting the
1000 women. It will be able to be shown anywhere in the world. An
interactive online platform will improve the women's networking and make
their biographies readily available.

Furthermore, academics will study the women's work, and the results of this
research will provide feedback to civil societies, international
organizations, politics and further research into the store of experience
and knowledge acquired by the peace women.


The Nobel Committee

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will probably announce on October 14, 2005 who
will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Today's publication of the 1000
women's names by the Association 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005
is to serve the long-term public awareness of these women's work and is not
intended to influence in any way the decision of the Nobel Committee.


Media Conferences Worldwide

Today press conferences to make known the names of the 1000 Women for the
Nobel Peace Prize 2005  are taking place from Fiji to California, from
Germany to Brazil. You will find attached a list of the regional
coordinators.


For further information:
Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey

United States
Director, Women's Leadership Institute; Visiting Professor, Women's Studies
Mills College
Oakland, CA 94613
Cell phone: +1 415 637 4263  
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Further information and media documentation under www.1000peacewomen.org
 <http://www.1000peacewomen.org> .

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