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2011 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to peace
Date 10 December 2011
Location Oslo
Country Norway
Presented by Norwegian Nobel Committee
Reward 10 million SEK ($1.5M)
Official website Nobelprize.org
From left to right:Tawakel Karman, Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf displaying their awards during the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize, 10 December 2011.

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to three female political activists. Two African and one Asian female were awarded for their persistence in obtaining equal rights for women.

Laureates

The joint laureated were: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni politician Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".[1] In announcing the award on 7 October 2011, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjørn Jagland, stressed the link between women's rights, peace and democracy.

Nomination and announcement

The winner is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee from nominations by others. There were 241 nominations for the 2011 award, which included the European Union, WikiLeaks and individuals connected with the Arab Spring such as Israa Abdel Fattah and Wael Ghonim.[2]

The five members of the Nobel Committee are appointed by the Norwegian Parliament to roughly reflect the party makeup of that body.[3] The Committee members may not be current parliament members or government officials.[3]

Reactions

The reactions from politicians and commentators to the 2011 prize were mainly|}} positive but Winston Tubman, who stood against Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the 2011 presidential election, criticised the award, accusing Sirleaf of being "a warmonger". [4]

References

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  2. ^ Paust, Thomas (7 October 2011). "Er dette den «ukjente» prisvinneren? [Is this the «unknown» prize recipient?]" (Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b Lundestad, Geir 2012: "The Nobel Peace Prize: 1901-2000", Nobelprize.org.
  4. ^ "Winston Tubman: Nobel laureate Sirleaf is 'a warmonger'". (7 October 2011). BBC News. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
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