On Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes. During the ceremony, all three women spoke eloquently about the struggles they'd faced—not just as women, but as people living under oppressive regimes. Given that the prize was shared by the three women, it's…
Want to know what Nobel Peace Prize Leymah Gbowee sees as the biggest problem facing women today? This morning, I got to ask her.
For the first time since Wangari Maathai, who passed away last month, a woman has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Three women, to be exact — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman of Yemen.
Of the many astonishing, alternately horrifying and inspiring things that Liberian women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee said at breakfast this morning, there was the story of her taking off her clothes to prevent her arrest.