Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustaining the environment in East Africa and for empowering women by providing the means for them to sustain themselves. Together they planted 40 million trees in deforested areas. Ms Maathai died in September, 2011.
Wangari Maathai - "More than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. In 2004 Wangari won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement, a nonprofit NGO she founded in her native Kenya." She has also established a center called the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in…
Tawakkol Karman, Winner of the Nobel Peace Price 2011 (together with two other women) "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work"
The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C., commonly known as Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an Albanian born, Indian Roman Catholic Religious Sister. Founder of the #MissionariesOfCharity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. #NobelPrize