"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," committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland told reporters. Read the full story about the three women who share this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
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Yemeni Tawakul Karman smiles as she talks on a mobile phone after it was announced that she won the Nobel Peace Prize, in Tagheer Square in Sanaa October 7, 2011. Karman said the award was a victory for Yemen's democracy activists and they would not give up until they had won full rights in a "democratic, modern Yemen".