In 2011, Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to three brave and influencial women for their fight against injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence. The women are Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee (C), Yemeni human rights activist Tawakul Karman (R) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
When they accepted their award on December 11, 2011, in Oslo, they called on all women to stand up and fight for their rights. "My sisters, my daughters, my friends—find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said. Before this year, the Nobel Peace Prize had only been given to 12 women in the last 112 years.
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