The Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Three Activist Women
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday to three campaigning women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. The winners were peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president her compatriot and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.
They were the first women to win the prize since Kenya’s Wangari Maathai in 2004. Most of the recipients in the award’s 110-year history have been men and Friday’s decision seemed designed to give impetus to the cause for women’s rights around the world. via NYT
- CARTER Magazine
October 7, 2011

The Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Three Activist Women

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday to three campaigning women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. The winners were peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president her compatriot and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner.

They were the first women to win the prize since Kenya’s Wangari Maathai in 2004. Most of the recipients in the award’s 110-year history have been men and Friday’s decision seemed designed to give impetus to the cause for women’s rights around the world. via NYT

- CARTER Magazine

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