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Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Desmond Tutu Starts Change.org Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

Echoes of Our Past, Visions of Our Future: In Tribute to Maathai, Sirleaf and Gbowee

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

Our past and our future converged as we laid to rest an international heroine of the Pan-African Movement, Wangari Maathai, and the world celebrated the contributions of our women leaders.

Early Count Shows President Sirleaf Leading Liberian Presidential Elections

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia — Africa's only female president who was just awarded the Nobel Peace prize for helping stabilize this war-torn nation led in ...

Three Women Win Nobel Peace Prize

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and human rights activist Tawakkul Karman have been awarded the Nobel Peace Pr...

First African Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize Dies

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's former president called her a mad woman. Seen as a threat to the rich and powerful, Wangari Maathai was beaten, arreste...

The World's Worst Human Rights Offenders

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In light of the ongoing controversy surrounding jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, China has the dubious distinction of joining the world's t...

China Nobel Prize

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Detained Myanmar Opposition Leader, Loses Court Battle

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's pro-junta political party secured a majority of seats in both houses of Parliament, the latest official results from...

China Targets Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Friends

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — In the week after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of promoting democratic change in China, dozens of people who o...

Human Rights Is Big Winner in Nobel Peace Prize Selection

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

In the past few years as the Nobel has gone to environmentalists, political activists, and public office holders, it is refreshing, encouraging, and about time that the prize once again has gone to a human rights advocate.

Desmond Tutu, South African Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Archbishop, Retires At 79

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is stepping down from public life, as he celebrates his 79th birthday. The man described as the "conscience" of South Africa w...

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. The prize has been awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo since 1901, with break...

U2's Music and Mission and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Wallis

What I love about a U2 concert, headlined by the Irish tenor with the sunglasses, is how it achieves such a powerful combination of art and social justice, music and message; and all with such fun.

Suu Kyi's Detention Sparks International Uproar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The Norwegian committee that propelled Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi into the world spotlight by awarding her the ...

John William Yeattaw, American, Arrested For Swimming Across Lake And Entering Suu Kyi Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Police tightened security around Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday after an American man was r...

Martti Ahtisaari -- Rare Even Among Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Henry Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henry Miller

Ahtisaari first made his name as an international mediator in the late 1970s, working to bring about the independence of Namibia, and I had the honor of working closely with him for four years in that effort.