The annual summit did not take place in Cape Town ,South Africa, after the Nobel's Women Initiative members refused to attend and skipped this meeting.
This annual summit was supposed to be hold in Cape Town ,South Africa ,on October 13th, 2014 including more than thirty Nobel peace prize laureates among them all the female laureates as well.
DHRC reports the reason why the organization " the Nobel women's initiative" did not attend the 14th annual summit in South Africa was protesting against South Africa's failure to grant a visa to Dalai Lama the spiritual exiled Tibetan leader who won the peace prize in 1989.
The organization believed that the South African government succumbed to the political pressure from china in order not to issue the visa to Dalai Lama.
while cancellation of the annual meeting ,Shirin Ebdi the Iranian peace prize laureate in 2003 and Judi Williams the American laureate met Dalai Lama on October second 2014 in India ,as the representative of all the other female Laureates.They announced their supports for Dalai Lama in this meeting.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fellow Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams walking from his residence to the Main Tibetan Temple to participate in ceremonies to mark 25 years since he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Dharamsala, HP, India on October 2, 2014. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)