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Tawakul Karman gets 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, leads Yemeni women’s Arab spring
Liberia’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee share the prize. A journalist and human right activist, Karman is an advocate for women’s rights and literacy. She opposes child brides and is committed to her society. She rejects the Islamic veil because it is a “traditional” garment, not an Islamic precept.
08/10/2010 CHINA – NORWAY
Nobel Prize goes to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
The scholar, author and first signatory of Chart 08, was awarded the prize because of his long-standing non-violent struggle for democracy and peace. For Beijing, it is an “obscenity”.
10/10/2014 NORWAY - PAKISTAN
For Pakistani Christians and Muslims, Nobel Prize to Malala helps fight for human rights in the country
Malala Yousafzai, 17, from Pakistan, Kailash Satyarthi, a child advocate from India, are this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Committee recognised their "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education". For Paul Bhatti, they are a "symbol of hope and an example for everyone in the struggle against fundamentalism."
07/10/2016 12:15:00 NORWAY - COLOMBIA
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize
The politician was honored for "his determined efforts in ending the civil war in his country, which lasted more than 50 years, a war that cost the lives of at least 220 thousand Colombians and caused six million displaced persons". On June 22 Bogota and the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a peace agreement, which was, however, rejected by a referendum.
19/12/2016 12:57:00 CHINA – NORWAY
Oslo and Beijing resume diplomatic relations, forgetting Liu Xiaobo
The great writer and dissident is serving an 11-year sentence for "subversion of state power." His wife is under house arrest. Norway and China resume talks in order to achieve free trade.
11/10/2013 NORWAY - SYRIA
Nobel Peace prize goes to OPCW for its work in chemical weapons decommissioning
The Oslo Committee rewards the organisation, which enforces the Chemical Weapons Convention, for its work in favour of a more peaceful world. The award is an invitation to Damascus to do the same, but also to Washington and Moscow, which have not yet dismantled their arsenal, as well as five countries-Angola, North Korea, Egypt, Israel and Myanmar-that have not yet signed the Convention.
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