16 Amazing Women Who Have Won the Nobel Peace Prize

At just 21 years old, peace activist Supriya Vani got the opportunity of a lifetime to interview Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Coming out of a fantastic discussion with one of the world鈥檚 fiercest political leaders and peace advocates, Vani knew she needed to tell the stories of the incredible female peace activists who鈥檝e shone throughout history.

Since the inception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, only 16 women have ever had the honor of becoming a Nobel Peace Laureate. In Vani鈥檚 new book, Battling Injustice: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates ($20), she profiles each one of these remarkable women, detailing their heroic deeds, vast accomplishments, and crucial wisdom.

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"These stories, the result of six years of crisscrossing the globe to interview these remarkable women, show what a great reservoir of resilience a woman possesses to withstand all the vicissitudes of life," Vani told us in an interview. Swipe through for a brief history of the 16 amazing women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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