Thursday, 20 October 2011

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize shared by three women...

Last Friday, the most prestigious award of the world was declared in Oslo, Norway and amazingly, the Nobel Peace prize for the year 2011 is shared by three women. This is a very encouraging moment as well as inspiring models with a bunch three women coming forward on the world stage. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is a 72 year old Havard alumnus, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen were the three winners of the prize. This is an indication of the importance of the role of women in the development and practice of peace and democracy across the world and this award was more importantly given to encourage their struggle on women's rights. 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first democratically elected women president of Liberia and more importantly, she is known as reformer or a revolutionary leader working for the establishment of peace and order in the country since many years.

Leymah Gbowee is also a Liberian activist who worked as a leader in organizing a group of Christian and Muslim women to confront the warlords of the country. She is well known for executing the role of women in the maintenance of peace and order in the world and she holds many awards and honours for her achievements.

Tawakkul Karman is a Yemen citizen and a mother of two, a leader of group formed by a bunch of jounalists in Yemen and an activst for women's right and democracy.

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