5 women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize – Energía Hoy

As part of the International Day of Peace, we present to you five women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize

A world based on peace It is one of the objectives of hundreds of activists and leaders who have sought for years through the respect and recognition of the rights of people, whether they are older adults, young people or children of all countries.

Characters such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Martin Luther King have continued to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It was in 1901 when the first prize was awarded and to date, only 17 women have obtained this award.

In that sense, we present to you five women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize in recent years:

Rigoberta Menchu

She is an indigenous leader and activist originally from Guatemala. Menchú is a member of the Mayan Quiché group, a human rights defender and a Unesco goodwill ambassador. In 1992 she was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize thanks to her fight for social justice and the search for respect for indigenous rights. His Rigoberta Menchú Tum foundation is present in Guatemala, Mexico and New York.

Wangari Maathai

She was a politician and ecologist originally from Kenya. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. In addition, she is the founder of the Green Belt Movement that seeks to conserve the environment and was part of the Council of Honor for the Council for the future of the world.

Tawakkul karman

She is a journalist, politician and activist originally from Yemen and is the founder of the group Women without a chain. Within her country, she is known as the Iron Woman and the Mother of the Revolution and became an important figure during the Arab Spring. In 2011 she won the Nobel Peace Prize and was the first Yemeni and Arab woman to win the award.

Photo: Nashirul Islam

Malala Yousafzai

Originally from Pakistan, she is a women’s and civil rights activist especially in the Swat River Valley in northwestern Pakistan, where the Taliban have banned girls and women from attending school. Due to his activism, he was the victim of an assassination attempt at the hands of the Taliban. In 2014 she was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for access to education for all children.

Nadia murad

She is a human rights activist originally from Iraq and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Dignity of Human Trafficking Survivors. In 2014, Murad along with 6,700 women was taken into slavery by Islamic State fighters and was able to escape to a refugee camp. In 2018 he won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Denis Mukwege for his efforts to eradicate sexual violence as a weapon.

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5 women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize – Energía Hoy

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