TODAY'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE HEROES
LINKING PRESENT TO PAST

This section features short biographies of four contemporary Nobel Peace Prize winners whose accomplishments reflect themes and goals expressed by personalities and movements in the past. Linking the accomplishments of women today to those of women in the past helps us gain a deeper appreciation of both.

Wangari Maahtai:  Kenya. Africa’s Mother of Trees. Nobel Peace Prize, 2004

   The Chipko Movement: India’s Call to Save Their Forests

Shirin Ebadi:  Iran - Nobel Peace Prize, 2003

  Three Persian Poets: Padishah Khatun, Tahirih, Forugh Farroktzad

Rigoberta Menchú - Guatemala- Nobel Peace Prize, 1992

   Sarah Winnemucca: - An American Pauite Woman Testifies

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:  Burma. Nobel Peace Prize, 1991

   Speaking Truth to Power: Madres of the Plaza de Mayo

Peace as an Early Woman’s Issue:  Essay

Bertha von Suttner and the Nobel Peace Prize:  Biography

Women Nobel Prize Winners:  List

Quotable Women for Peace:  Activity

NEW! Nobel Peace Prize Winners - 2011
  Tawakkol Karman (Yeman),
  Leymah Gbowee (Liberia),
  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia)


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