According to the Nobel Peace Prize Press Release, three impressive Nobel Laureates were chosen to share the award “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” The site further states: “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.” [ Full Article ]
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Tawakkul Karman (Yemen) join 121 Laureates who have also received the award.
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- This child will be great: Memoir of a remarkable life by Africa’s first woman president , by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
- Mighty be our powers: How sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war, by Leymah Gbowee with Carole Mithers
- Liberian women peacemakers: Fighting for the right to be seen, heard and counted
- Breaking through the stained glass ceiling: Women religious leaders in their own words, Edited by Maureen Fiedler
- Chaos in Yemen: Societal collapse and the new authoritarianism, by Isa Blumi
- I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced, by Nujood Ali
- Peripheral visions: Publics, power, and performance in Yemen, by Lisa Wedeen
- Iron ladies of Liberia DVD Directed by Daniel Junge