Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women Activists

By Darrick Thomas on
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this morning to three separate women in recognition of their role in using nonviolence to champion democracy, gender equality, and peace in the African and Arab worlds. The Nobel committee of Norway divided the prize between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman to win a free presidential election in Africa, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, another Liberian woman who played a prominent role in ending the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and...Read Full Story