This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. All three activists work for women’s rights, education reform and peace in their countries.
Photo of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: A. Cruz/ABr. Creative Commons License Attr. 2.5 Brazil
Photo of Leymah Gbowee: Michael Angelo for Wonderland
Photo of Tawakkul Karman: Ahmed Jadallah/Scanpix