October 12, 2011
Three women were awarded the Noble Peace prize for 2011in London early Friday morning. The women awarded were Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa’s first elected female president -, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, a pro-democracy campaigner, according to the New York Times. They were given these awards because of there non violent efforts to achieve safety and rights for women. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, ”I’m accepting this on behalf of the Liberian people, so credit goes to them. For the past eight years, we have had peace and each and every one of them has contributed to this peace,” she told CNN after her win.
The award primarily won by men during its 110 year history, Ms Vixen is happy to see three women get awarded this year. Progress is a process and its refreshing to see women make it a reality.