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(HOUSTON) — A University of Houston professor who was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 has been chosen for another international award.

“I am a global activist on land mines, killer robots, stopping rape an gender violence and conflict,” Williams said.

Williams says she is honored by the award because it shows important work is being recognized and the message is getting out.

“That is exactly why prizes like the Nobel Peace Prize or the Olof Palme Medal matter, and I am proud to be the recipient in the name of all of us who have worked together to bring about change,” she said. “We all appreciate that recognition that what we do matters.”

Her latest award comes from the Olof Palme International Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on pro-democracy, human rights and peace.

Williams, who is a professor at the UH Graduate College of Social Work describes herself as “a full-time professor and a full-time activist.”


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