Monday, October 10, 2011

Nobel prize winners show that women count for peace-UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to three women's activists, describing it as "a testament to the power of women's leadership." Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female elected head of State; Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist; and Tawakkul Karman, a pro-democracy activist from Yemen are the joint winners of this year's prize.

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