Monday, December 12, 2011

'Shameful' that just 12 women have won Nobel Peace Prize

[ The Telegraph ] 12 Dec

Dame Helen Mirren, hailed it ''an extraordinary moment'' when three women were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize last night, but said it was "shameful" how few women had ever been given the award.
Helen Mirren, left, and US actress Rosario Dawson co-host the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo  (Photo EPA)
The Queen actress hosted the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway with American star Rosario Dawson held in honour of this year's winners - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee, from Liberia, and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman, from Yemen.

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