3 women accept Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2011 - 8:45 AM
Norway Nobel

From left to right : Husband of Tawakkol Karman, Mohammed al-Nahmi; son of Leymah Gbowee, Arthur Mensah; Sissel Marie Rønbeck; Inger-Marie Ytterhorn; Thorbjørn Jagland; Leymah Gbowee; Tawakkol Karman; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Kaci Kullmann Five; Geir Lundestad and son of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, James Sirleaf; arrive at the Nobel committee's

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen have received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen collected their Nobel diplomas and medals to applause at Oslo's City Hall.

Prize committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said the three women represent the struggle for "human rights in general and of women for equality and peace in particular."