The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. From www.nobelprize.org
They were dancing, Leymah Gbowee and her activist sisters. Their hips and hearts unapologetically shaking , they were singing their joy and dedication with their hearts blasting us all wide awake. As I saw the interview on the Norwegian News right after they had received the message about the Nobel Peace Prize, I knew.
I knew that these sisters have something important to teach us well trained, well behaved western women. About being woman. About being a voice we can ignore no more. A dancing voice of sanity.
Lets dance a little more. Lets trust the sanity of our hearts. Let’s take action in any way we can. Let’s do it together.
We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society. ~ From www.nobelprize.org