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Three female activists, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman will share the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced today. The committee in Norway said the award was given “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

The committee noted added in their announcement that “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.”

Over the years, we’ve had four winners  of the Nobel Peace Prize on the show, including Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Elie Wiesel.

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  • http://novadcmwebcafetwinhr.blogspot.com/ Avi Dey

    Gee, who are these three woman ?   Most people know the names of  “previous year” winners in this catagory but the public probably do not know these three very well at this point. 

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  • Roy Mac

    People who are recognized by the Nobel committee always seem to be accomplished, but are these awards really so newsworthy?  I mean, the selection committee is five people with no special qualifications beyond having been appointed, themselves, by the Nobel heirs.  Sort of like straw polls in US politics, except with a nicer monetary prize?

  • Hidan

    Great Job to all three women

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