Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 when a U.S. atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima, heads a group that is urging 50 countries to ratify an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
The award went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, composed of activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs.
"We must speak We must take sides," the late Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate and author told Bill Moyers in this timeless interview We must take sides".
Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi is reviled in her native Iran for criticizing the country's discriminatory laws, and is the victim of relentless assaults against her and her family. "I wanted to run out on the balcony and scream," Ebadi writes. "How much could they take away from one person?"
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize went to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011” -- the opposite of what the US did.
A flood of US defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser Ending the U-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.
The 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is certainly wise beyond her years, and global leaders would do well to heed her latest piece of advice.
One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace.