Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, & Tawakkul Karman | Dynamic Trio | Win 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Yemeni democracy and women’s rights activist Tawakkul Karman, collective winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. (CBS/AP)

Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian peace activist and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s authoritarian regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to secure women’s rights, which the prize committee described as fundamental to advancing world peace.

 The 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) award was split three ways between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leyma Gbowee from the same African country and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen — the first Arab woman to win the prize.  Source

Here’s a sample of these extraordinary women words and acts of courage:

                                                           Leymah Gbowee

                                                          Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she felt “humbled” by her Nobel Peace Prize recognition, but welcomed the honor as recognition of a long struggle to achieve peace in her West African nation.  

 Tawakkul Karman

Nobel Peace Prize:  Profile of Tawakkul Karman

If there is a whiff of controversy surrounding this year’s pretty uncontentious decision to share the Nobel Peace Prize three ways, it is likely to settle over Tawakul Karman, the Yemeni recipient.

CONGRATULATIONS, to these courageous women.  3 Chics salutes you!

This entry was posted in Celebrations, Civil Rights, Current Events, Democracy, History, Inspiration, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, & Tawakkul Karman | Dynamic Trio | Win 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

  1. Leymah Gbowee: I Never Dreamed I’d Win the Nobel Prize

    • Ametia says:

      Sweet! Good get, SG2. Oh, you dreamed it, Ms. Leymah, you just went about the business of LIVING it, but you imagined it and made it SO. Thank you.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Three amazing women!!

    Congrats to them all!!

  3. Well done, Nobel Committee, well done! Congratulations to these women for their spirit, courage and the work they are doing.

  4. Pingback: Afternoon Open Thread - Jack & Jill Politics


  6. A very interesting and informative blog. Here is my perspective from norway: http://oyvindokland.wordpress.com/

    • GGail says:

      Congratulations to these 3 well deserved winners of the Nobel Peace Prize! Thank you Mr. Okland for that well written and informative piece. And finally, thank you 3Chics for the shout-out to these fine women – today & tomorrow’s leaders for peace!

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Oyvind, and welcome to 3Chics! Thank you so much for sharing your perspective with the 3 Chics community. It’s well writtena and truly honor these courageous, beautiful women of Spirit.

    • Hola, Senor Okland. Thank you for posting your link here and sharing your diary with us.

  7. Congrats to these outstanding awesome women for their hard work!

Leave a Reply