2 African (Liberian) women and 1 Yemen woman win the 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Published 8 years ago by: Gullah Geeche
at 01:16 PM, 7/10/2011 (8 years ago)

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CBS News has just reported that Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian peace activist and a woman who stood up to Yemen's authoritarian regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to secure women's rights, which the prize committee described as fundamental to advancing world peace.

The 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) award was split three ways between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leyma Gbowee from the same African country and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen — the first Arab woman to win the prize.

Photo: CBS News
You go girls! God Bless you and all that you do to make the world a more peaceful place for us all!

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