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Nobel Peace Prize recognizes struggle for women’s rights

07 October 2011 The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recognizes that equality is essential to promoting justice and peace worldwide. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the work of activists to defend the rights of women around the world, Amnesty International said today. The Nobel Committee divided the 2011 award in three parts between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman. “This Nobel Peace Prize recognizes what human rights activists have known for decades: that the promotion of equality is essential to building just…

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