Nobel Peace Prize
October 9, 2011 by staff
Nobel Peace Prize, The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and K?rm?n Leymah Gbowee tawakkul “for her nonviolent struggle for women’s safety and rights of women to full participation in the work of building peace “.
Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said: “We can not achieve lasting peace and democracy in the world unless women get the same opportunities as men to influence events at all levels of society.”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first democratically elected female president Africa. Leymah Gbowee mobilized and organized through religious and ethnic dividing lines to end the prolonged war in Liberia. In the most difficult circumstances, both before and during the “Arab spring” performed tawakkul Karman an important role in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen.
The three have led to change in a smooth, yet revolutionary, creating opportunities for their nations, regions and ethnic groups to bring peace and prosperity.
Before he became president Sirleaf of Liberia, over 250,000 were killed in two civil wars and other 3 million were forced to flee their homes in Liberia. It was in those difficult situations that the two Nobel laureates in Liberia took different measures to give her country a chance for peace that allowed her people to take a breath and prepare for rebuilding the country.
The “white shirt” sit-ins led by love and prayer Gbowee used to move the tyrants of the nation. The movement used nonviolent means to awaken the general population to overthrow the regime jointly by the war.
An interesting aspect of Gbowee women, non-violent campaign was her call to the women of Liberia not to have sex with their husbands until the violence and civil war had ended.
In the United States, a famous anti-war slogan in the 1960′s was to “make love, not war.” In the 2000s, we saw a change in Liberia, which could be described as “making peace before making love.”
We have to admit that women unite Muslims and Christians in their struggle against a violent regime and force men to achieve the same purpose was not an easy task.
Karman led protests have been considered a precursor of the “Arab spring” break the stereotype of women and give a boost to the waves of the revolution throughout the Arab world.
The three women leaders have demonstrated their resilience, strength of will and wit, while promoting peace. Not
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