Peace building is often associated with violence and use of force in the history of humanity. The ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, talks about cases of atrocities and conflicts in several parts of the world in his teachings about peace. The peace messenger uses messages of peace to promote peace in the world. You can discover more informations about Prem Rawat on https://www.tprf.org/prem-rawat/.
Nowadays, cases of the involvement of the military forces to restore peace in a conflicting country are common to hear and to see in the mass media. Indeed, women have also greatly contributed to peacekeeping efforts along with men to make peace possible. Among the male Nobel Peace Prize laureates, 52 of them are women.
Let us take a close look at 5 women who have left their mark on history through their actions for humanity
1. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was born in the Ottoman Empire and served as a nun at a catholic church by the age of 12. She had always had compassion for the impoverished, needy people and had been interested in philanthropic activities for ages. After graduating, she moved to India to become a teacher of girls. Later on, she created a foundation called the Missionaries of Charity in India.
To put her footprints on human history, she built nursing homes and hospitals to take care of the poor, and set up shelters to host orphan children in Kolkata, India. People in India will never forget her good deeds.
2. Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Rigoberta Menchu Tum is a Guatemalan woman who was renowned for her struggle for human rights. Through the Catholic Church, she contributed to the social reforms in her nation when she was around 11. Later on, she made efforts to advocate for the rights of the oppressed indigenous people in her country.
Thanks to her efforts, it was possible to promote the reunification of different ethnic groups in Guatemala. Such a reconciliation effort is a great achievement in the history of humanity.
3. Shrin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi was a lawyer from Iran. After her graduation, she started a career in justice, which made her the first female judge in her nation. Among her efforts, she was recognized for her noticeable work in defending human rights. She has left an important mark in human history for being a peaceful advocate of women's and children's rights.
Thanks to her intervention, it was possible to address the issue of political prisoners in her native Guatemala.
4. Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth was a slave and she was captured with her daughter. However, in 1826, she managed to get a hearing from the court; and after her case was taken into account, she was set free with her daughter. Her victory toward a light-complexioned lawyer was outstanding.
Sojourner Truth was the first colored woman to get a hearing in the quest for freedom. Her initiatives to protect the rights of women were amazing. She continues her efforts to promote human rights until her death in 1883.
5. Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan American. Through constant education, she was the pride of her nation, being the first lady in East and Central Africa to be graduated with a Philosophy Doctorate degree. Her remarkable act consisted of the struggle for durable socio-economic development and fight for democracy.
She made peace possible, as what Prem Rawat's message for peace said. Besides, she initiated environmental conservation and community development through her own foundation.