herstory: women have played pivotal roles in peacemaking throughout history. women been leaders in peace movements of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. go here to learn more about peace activism by women and women's organizations.
the nobel peace prize has been awarded since 1901. twelve women have won the peace prize: baroness von suttner ~ 1905 jane addams ~ 1931 emily greene balch ~ 1946 betty williams & mairead corrigan ~ 1976 mother teresa ~ 1979 alva myrdal ~ 1982 aung san suu kyi ~ 1991 rigoberta menchú tum ~ 1992 jody williams ~ 1997 shirin ebadi ~ 2003 wangari muta maathai ~ 2004
to read an excellent essay on the first nine of these women go here, for those interested biographies or blurbs of all recipients of the peace prize are available through the nobel prize website.
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