This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners make waves for Liberia & liberation!

How did I let last week go by without posting anything about this wondrous and beautiful event?

3 women were bestowed with the prestigious honor of the Nobel Peace Prize this month, 2 of them being from my mother’s home country of Liberia, and the third being a Muslim woman from the east with the full support of her husband. History…

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia who brought the country back to life after decades of corruption and civil war shares the honor with her fellow country woman and more radical activist, Leymah Gbowee, as well as Tawakkul Karman – an activist in Yemen. For more information on this year’s winners, check the official link here…http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2011/press.html

This marks a groundbreaking moment in the prize’s existence, recognizing an under-represented group both gender wise and culturally. Sirleaf and Gbowee become the 2nd and 3rd African women to receive the award ever.

Big ups to Liberia!!

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