Nobel Peace Prize Dominated by women

Posted on October 7, 2011

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3 women win Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman of Yemen and Liberian Leymah Gbowee.

 

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

They were recognised for their “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”.

Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first female elected head of state, Gbowee is a rights activist and Karman is a leading figure in Yemen’s pro-democracy movement.

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