Sunday, October 9, 2011
3 women have been awarded for their nonviolent activism on behalf of women's rights for global equality.
Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman, Africa’s first democratically elected female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee were all awarded with the prize this week.
All of these women are working towards democracy and gender equality in their cultures and seek to ensure that women are granted equal opportunities.
The prize award of $1.5 million was split three ways, this is the first time a woman has won the prize since 2004 and is the first time an Arab woman has won the prize at all.
We are so proud to see that women of color are finally receiving global recognition for their push towards equality. One for the home team!