Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#128 Find your Voice

Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female president, shared the award with women's rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee, also from Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman, a female icon of the protest movement in Yemen.

My sisters, my daughters, my friends- find your voice. ~ Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

We used our pains, broken bodies and scarred emotions to confront the injustices and terror of our nation... We must continue to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph. There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free. ~ Leymah Gbowee

This should haunt the world's conscience because it challenges the very idea of fairness and justice. ~ Tawakkul Karman