Nobel Prize shows women are leaders: Winners
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 00:44
Oslo: The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize say the award has inspired them to work even harder to make the world see women not just as victims of conflicts, but as leaders in efforts to resolve them.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Tawwakul Karman of Yemen spoke to reporters in Oslo today, a day before the prize ceremony.

Gbowee, a Liberian women's rights activist, called the award an affirmation of the role women play in peace process globally.

Karman agreed, saying that "the period that women appears as victims" has ended and predicting that women will emerge as leaders in the Arab world following the revolutions there.

Johson Sirleaf said the Nobel had strengthend her commitment to to work for women's empowerment in Africa.


First Published: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 00:44

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