Women who won the Nobel Peace Prize

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Women who won the Nobel Peace Prize

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Today as the world celebrates Woman’s Day, here is a tribute to the 16 women laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize from 1905 -t0 2015, to commemorate their contribution towards humanity and peace. Life was not exactly a bed of roses for most of them, some of them were even looked down upon in their own country but how they dealt with the insurmountable difficulties made the world proud of these Nobel women.

Malala Yusufzai

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Malala Yusufzai

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~ Malala Yusufzai

Born in 12 July 1997, Mingora, Pakistan, Malala Yusufzai  is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to date. After having suffered an attack on her life by Taliban gunmen in 2012, she has continued her struggle and become a leading advocate of girls’ rights.

She was 17 years old in 2014, when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

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