Sunday, December 11, 2011

NPR - Nobel Peace Prize Accepted By 3 Women

The first Arab woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, along with two women from Liberia who helped remove Charles Taylor from power. Very cool. The New York Times has a good story about their acceptance ceremony if you would like to read more.

Nobel Peace Prize Accepted By 3 Women

December 10, 2011
For the first time, an Arab woman has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, Saturday, Tawakkul Karman known as the "mother of Yemen's democratic revolution"— shared the 2011 prize with two Liberian women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, who helped lead the protests.that ousted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
You can read the short transcript at the NPR site.
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