NL- This is the first time ever the prizes have gone to three women who were all fighting for women’s issues!
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their work for women’s rights.
Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first democratic elected female president. Leymah Gbowee has worked to mobilize women across ethnic and religious dividing lines to bring end to the long war in Liberia.
Tawakkul Karman has played a leading role in the struggle for women’s rights and democracy in Yemen.