Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Women's Activists Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman, who have fought tirelessly to organize women for human rights, shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the president of Liberia and the only elected female head of state in Africa. She is running for reelection to a second term on October 11, against 15 other candidates. A Harvard-educated economist, Sirleaf is praised for the growth she has achieved after Liberia's devastating 14-year civil war, and is expected to...Full Story
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