Nobel Peace Prize 2011: A Woman's Reason To Celebrate
Finally here comes the big, good news: The Nobel Peace Prize'2011 is given to three women who have done so much for bringing peace upon this big, bad, burning world!!!
Yes! The Nobel Committee has awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize to three peace crusaders: Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni opposition leader Tawakkul Karm
All three women have been relentlessly working to promote democracy, security and women's rights in their respective countries. Put together, their contribution has enriched the world otherwise torn apart by preachers of violence. Acknowledging this, the Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland highly praised all three winners for "their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
The prize money - $1.5 million prize - will be split among the three winners. But the real prize, I feel, will be that each of these women will go on motivating generations of women to be peace and pro-democracy warriors, take leadership roles and contribute to nation building.