And the winner for the Nobel Peace Prize is........
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia
Leymah Gbowee Liberia
awarded for "their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."
The fact that these 3 women have been given the Nobel Peace prize is evidence that women are key to developing more stable, happier and fairer societies.
The only way to achieve gender equality in social, economic and political spheres is to give women a voice and give them the same opportunities as men to influence development at all levels.
Congratulations to these 3 amazing role models and let's hope they act as an inspiration for all societies to achieve true gender equality.