THREE (3) MUSLIM WOMEN NOBEL PRIZE AWARDEES
Olongapo City, Zambales
Central Luzon, Rep. of the Philippines
This year’s awardees of the coveted Nobel Peace Prize include three (women) who have certain commonalities. Wear headdresses which indicate they are women of the same faith “Islam” and citizens countries, one being battered by social unrest and two others are citizens of a country with bitter experiences of long years of civil war. Tawakul Karman, 32 year old mother of three (3) and a journalist is the first Yemeni recipient of the world famous award. She is dubbed as the “Mother of the Revolution" a woman of traditional reputation fighting for change in a Muslim and tribal society. She is regarded as the face of revolution against the one mane rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Whereas, Leyman Gbowee known as “peace warior” is a Social Worker while Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72 ear old called the “iron lady” and a trauma counselor.
Both women are from Liberia who organized the “Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. A non-violent women’s organization that includes all ethnic and religious groups in Liberia that largely contributed to the ending of the civil war in that nation in 2003. These women awardees definitely have sat the tones for women in Muslim nations to become aware of the need to assist in the “fight for freedom and liberty” which is usually an awareness dominated by men. Hopefully more women of their brands will come out from their respective countries and other parts of the Muslim world to join them in their cause of freedom and liberty.