Two African women won Nobel Peace Prizes, but the continent still has a long way to go on gender equality

Dr Diane Aker and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee, in conversation on Pray the Devil Back To Hell, Sept 2008, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego

The announcement that three women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Leymah Gbowee also from Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, would be sharing the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was welcomed by women around the globe. The award this year underscores the important role that women in conflict areas around the world play in bringing peace and promoting democracy in their communities. I wrote an op-ed for the angle on boston.com Continue reading

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