The Woman Leading the Movement Against Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn Nobel Peace Prize nuclear weapons
Beatrice Fihn (right) and Thai ambassador & chair of the UN working group on nuclear disarmament, Thani Thongphakdi (left) with their appeal to start negotiations banning nuclear weapons signed by 838 parliamentarians in 42 nations; Photo by ICAN

“Giving voice to that humanitarian perspective is how we will create the end of fear, the end of denial. And ultimately, the end of nuclear weapons.”- Beatrice Fihn

On December 10, 2017, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her organization. ICAN is a global coalition of non-governmental organizations that received the prize for their work to convince the United Nations to adopt its landmark nuclear weapon ban treaty in July of 2017.

*Read her full speech as published by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.