Oct 9, 2011


And the winner for the Nobel Peace Prize is........

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia
Leymah Gbowee Liberia
Tawakul Karman,Yemen

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. 



  1. Any thoughts on suggestions that Sirleaf is/was a warmonger?

  2. No she is not, she briefly supported Charles Taylor in the 80s just as many supported Castro or Chavez but she quickly turned against him when realising exactly what kind of political leader he was going to be...
    you can concentrate on all the negative aspects of her leadership or the positive... increasing access to education, healthcare and more protection for women and those are just 3 examples..!