Three women activists receive Nobel Peace Prize

December 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Stockholm, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three women rights activists from Africa and the Arab world received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Saturday.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemen’s pro-democracy campaigner Tawakul Karman were awarded the prize in early October for their “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights.”

The three women will share the prize of one million euro (about $1.5 million).

The ceremony, attended by King Harald V of Norway, Queen Sonja, Norwegian MPs and cabinet members and foreign guests, is being held at Oslo City Hall.

The remaining four Nobel Prizes will be awarded in Stockholm, also Dec 10, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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