Topic: Nobel Peace Prize

Who Are The Three Women That Won The Nobel Peace Prize?

Who Are The Three Women That Won The Nobel Peace Prize?

In a declaration that shows the Nobel Peace Prize Committee recognizes the importance of women’s rights, it awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three women who campaign against war and oppression to secure these rights. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, shared the $1.5 million with compatriot Leymah Gbowee, who led a “sex strike” among her efforts against Liberia’s civil war, and Arab activist Tawakul Karman, who hailed the award as a victory for democracy in Yemen. The fact that three women won the award is a huge moment but the fact that they won for their fight to improve women’s plights all over the world is extremely significant. More »