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Current Event March 29, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi


During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of women who have made change in the world. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politician, diplomat and author who shaped the opposition of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one such leader. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 because of her opposition to the military dictatorship. But she was unable to leave Burma to accept the prize because she was under house arrest. In 2012 she was freed from house arrest and gave her Nobel prize acceptance speech. Listen to this story about her speech accepting the Nobel Prize and learn more about Suu Kyi’s legacy that led to her to win the award.

Gender Politics Global

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National Public Radio © 2012 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 06/16/2012


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