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Books and Movies

Books and Movies

There are many aspects to peaceful actions! If you are interested in more detailed information on women, equal participation and peace work, you will find the following publications very useful. All of the books and movies are available via our International Secretariat

1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe

This book deals with the work of the 1000 PeaceWomen. It features in photographs and profile texts every single woman and gives an insight into life and work of PeaceWomen in 150 countries round the world. The book was published in English by Kontrast-Verlag, Zurich, in 2005. The book was honoured by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2005.

2208 pages, hardcover, 19 x 12,5 cm
800 black-and-white photographs 
Price: CHF 40.– (plus shipping charges)

1000 Women and a Dream

.The documentary film shows how the idea to nominate 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize developed into a global project and features engaged PeaceWomen and their moving stories. 

Length: 55 min. The film is available in English, German and Arabic and can be ordered as a DVD from Offroad Reports: 
Price: CHF 48.–/ Euro ca. 32.– (plus packaging and shipping charges)

Buch: Conflict resolution in polarised societies

"Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace" is the result of a long collaboration between the deceased Kenyan PeaceWoman Dekha Ibrahim Abdi and Simon J. A. Mason, head of the Mediation Support Team at the Center for Security Studies at the ETH in Zurich. In their book they explain why not only the big picture is important in peace work and introduce an innovative approach for the long-term resolution of the problem: how can conflicts in polarised societies be solved? Purchase the book here  on the ETH website. Listen to a conversation between Kaltuma Hassan Noorow, the daughter of Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, and Simon J.A. Mason. 

Good News – how women and men stop violence and save the planet

In November 2013, 36 selected Visionews stories are published as a book by the PWAG Coordinator for Western Europe, Ute Scheub, and the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Good news! counteracts the dominance of bad news in the media and provides numerous examples of positive change from all over the world. The reports describe courageous women and men who have been able to motivate and inspire other people – good news for everyone!

You can order the book on the website of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation or download it from