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Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad
Iraq

The Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign against the use of rape as a weapon of war and armed conflict.


Betty Williams

Betty Williams
Ireland

Betty Williams is a Northern Irish peace activist. She was awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign against violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.


Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire
Ireland

Mairead Maguire is a Northern Irish peace activist. She was awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign against violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.


Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Argentina

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine human rights activist. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight the military junta that was ruling Argentina.


Oscar Arias Sánchez

Oscar Arias Sánchez
Costa Rica

Oscar Arias Sánchez is a former president of Costa Rica. He was awarded the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for his work for peace in Central America, efforts which led to the accord signed in Guatemala on August 7 this year.


Frederik Willem de Klerk

Frederik Willem de Klerk
South Africa

Frederik Willem de Klerk is a former president of South Africa. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for his work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.


Graça Machel

Graça Machel
South Africa

Graça Machel is a former First Lady of South Africa and a human rights activist for women’s and children’s rights. She is the widow of Nelson Mandela, freedom icon and a former president of South Africa, who was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime.


José Ramos-Horta

José Ramos-Horta
East Timor

José Ramos-Horta is a former president of East Timor. He was awarded the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor.


Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus
Bangladesh

Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing economic and social opportunities for the poor, especially women, through their pioneering microcredit work.


Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman
Yemen

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and their rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen, and became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising.


Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee
Liberia

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist and women’s right advocate. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety and rights of women in peacebuilding and is a founding member of the Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP).


Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos
Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos is a former president of Colombia. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people.