Jody Williams (born October 9, 1950) in Putney, Vermont, USA, is an American political activist.

She is known around the world for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines, and her defense of human rights. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work toward the international campaign for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines.

Jody Williams has been a life-long advocate of freedom, self-determination and human and civil rights. Williams continues to be recognized for her contributions to human rights and global security. In 2004, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Her memoir "My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize" was released in 2013.


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