Womens Rights Pioneers Share Nobel Peace Prize

 

 
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners were named Friday: Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberian activist and author Leymah Gbowee

 

Leymah Gbowee

Yemeni Tawakul Karman smiles as she talks on a mobile phone after it was announced that she won the Nobel Peace Prize, in Tagheer Square in Sanaa on Friday. Karman said the award was a victory for Yemen's democracy activists and they would not give up until they had won full rights in a "democratic, modern Yemen".

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.

 

Tawakkul Karman

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee is a mother of five.

 

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