My sisters, my daughters, my friends ― find your voice
Three women fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence, received Nobel Peace Prize 2011. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, shared the award with women’s rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee, also from Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman, a female icon of the protest movement in Yemen. Karman, a 33 years old activist, is the first Arab woman and youngest winner of the award, she is a journalist, member in Islamic Reform Party and Woman Journalists Without Borders.
“My sisters, my daughters, my friends ― find your voice,” Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after collecting her Nobel diploma and medal at a ceremony in Oslo. Sirleaf's citizen Gbowee said “We must continue to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph, There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free.” In her acceptance speech, Karman paid tribute to Arab women and their struggles "in a society dominated by the supremacy of men."
Three women inspired the world, defied the odds, and won.