Yemen’s ‘Mother of the Revolution’, Liberian president, peace activist share Nobel prize

Source / Courtesy: MSN.com

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 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 Leymah Gbowee, from the same African country, and democracy proponent Tawakkul Karman of Yemen — the first Arab woman to win the prize.

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