Here are the women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize:

Jane Addams: Former international president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, chaired a women’s conference for peace held in the Hague (1931)

Emily Greene Balch: Worked as honorary international president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, fought for disarmament and peace and raised awareness of fascism (1946)

Mairead Corrigan: Founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement, which fought for peace corribuilding and organized protest marches (1976)

Shirin Ebadi: Iran’s first female judge, fought for human rights with a focus on the rights of women and children, also advocated for separation of church and state (2003)

Beatrice Fihn: Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons (2017)

Leymah Gbowee: Organized women from different backgrounds to fight for peace in Liberia, efforts played a decisive role in ending the war in Ghana (2011)

Tawakkol Karman: Co-founded the group Women Journalists Without Chains, which advocated for freedom of expression and democratic rights in Yemen (2011)

Aung San Suu Kyi: State counsellor of Myanmar, awarded for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights (1991)

Wangari Muta Maathai: First African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, played a role in the struggle for democracy in Kenya, started a grass-roots movement to counter deforestation (2004)

Mother Teresa: Founded the Missionaries of Charity sisterhood, which built homes for orphans, lepers and the terminally ill (1979)

Alva Myrdal: Worked as government minister in charge of disarmament issues for Sweden, fought for nuclear-free zones in Europe (1982)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Former president of Liberia and the first woman to be democratically elected as head of state in an African nation, worked to promote peace and reconciliation (2011)

Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner: First woman to be solely awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, author of Lay Down Your Arms, honorary president of Permanent International Peace Bureau (1905)

Rigoberta Menchú Tum: Fought for social justice, indigenous rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation, served as UN Ambassador for the world’s indigenous peoples (1992)

Betty Williams: Founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement, which fought for peace building and organized protest marches (1976)

Jody Williams: Driving force behind the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was a key player in creating measures to ban the use, production, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel mines (1997)

Malala Yousafzai: Author of I Am Malala, “for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” (2014)