Friday, October 7, 2011

The Nobel Peace Prize 2011


The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Born: 29 October 1938
Residence at the time of the award: Liberia
Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Role: President of Liberia.

For more about  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: http://www.emansion.gov.lr/content.php?sub=President%27s%20Biography&related=The%20President

 Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee
Residence at the time of the award: Liberia
Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Tawakkul Karman

Tawakkul Karman
Residence at the time of the award: Yemen
Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Source: http://www.nobelprize.org