Nobel Peace Prize 2014
MALALA YOUSAFZAI is a Pakistani student, activist and blogger. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at 17 in 2014, she is the youngest person to receive the award in any category.
AUNG SAN SUU KYI is a politician of Burma that has achieved international recognition. She was opposition leader and a prominent activist in defense of human rights. Daughter of the great leader of the nationalist struggle in Burma, Aung San became the figurehead of the democratic movement in her country, suffering because of that from political persecution.
ROSARIO DORIA is a Colombian woman who decided to turn her professional career around and help to the most disadvantaged people in her city Cartagena de Indias. This change was determined by her great capacity to understand the relationship between the promotion of economic and productive activity and the social development of a community. Through this vision, she became involved in an initiative that offers opportunities for the future for the poorest and most excluded in the development program of the organization Actuar por Bolívar.
FERIDA DJEKIC is a Bosnian nurse. One of the most brutal strategies articulated during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1995) was the massive rape of women. According to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, between 22,000 and 40,000 women were tortured and humiliated by soldiers in concentration camps located mainly in Foca, Visegrad, Zvornik, Bihac and besieged Sarajevo. In this context, Ferida Djekic decided to dedicate her efforts to give a new life to women victims of sexual violence.
Kenyan activist and environmentalist WANGARI MAATHAI was Vice Minister of Environment of her country and founder of the Green Belt Movement. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace
RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ is a Guatemalan indigenous leader who is dedicated to activities in favor of human rights who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize. Some were satisfied with the prize for its meaning for a greater public exposure of the demands of the indigenous struggle.
The Wall Street Journal has published an interesting list of the 50 most important women in the business world.
MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE was a Polish-born scientist who won the Nobel Prize twice at the beginning of the last century: "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element."
GABRIELA MISTRAL, pseudonym of Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, was an important Chilean poet and diplomat. She was also a prominent educator who visited Mexico - where she cooperated in its educational reform-, the United States and Europe, studying the schools and educational methods of these countries. She was also a visiting professor at the universities of Barnard, Middlebury and Puerto Rico
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known worldwide as MOTHER TERESA, was a Catholic nun who stood out for her humanitarian work in aid of the poor. His initial job was to teach children who lived on the street to read. In 1950 he founded a congregation called Missionaries of Charity.
SHIRIN EBADI is an Iranian lawyer who has gained international recognition in her fight for human rights and democracy. She has stood out for criticizing with harshness to governments of all political and cultural sign. She was the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
This article in The New York Times aims to analyze the relationship that has existed throughout history between women and politics, leadership and power.
The journalist Hernán Zin has collected throughout the world the testimony of women who, thanks to their work and their effort, face inequalities and change the world in which they live.
EDURNE PASABÁN is considered the best mountaineer in history. She is 44 years old and an engineer. She is the first woman to crown the 14 eight thousand meters peaks of the planet.
DIGNA OCHOA was a prominent lawyer activist who won several international awards in recognition of her work in favor of human rights. She died by two bullets at the age of 37 after receiving various death threats.