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CONGRATULATIONS Three Women Receive Nobel Prize Odd Andersen, AFP / Getty Images

Three Women Receive Nobel Prize

Three women received this year's Nobel Peace Prize—Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymag Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. The three were recognized for their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Sirleaf is Africa's first female president, Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist (and Beast writer), and Karman is a leading figure in Yemen's democratic movement. Helen Mirren and Rosario Dawson are hosting the event, and David Gray, Jill Scott, Evanescence, and Sugarland are performing.

December 10, 2011 8:30 AM