Catalysts for peace: 3 women receive Nobel Prize
The peace prize committee recognized the three women for championing women`s rights in regions where oppression is common and helping women participate in peace-building.
Oslo: Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen have received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen collected their Nobel diplomas and medals to applause at Oslo`s City Hall.
Prize committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said the three women represent the struggle for "human rights in general and of women for equality and peace in particular."