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Some motivation to fight for human rights from Wangarĩ Maathai, renowned Kenyan activist and the 1st African woman to win the @NobelPrize .

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She became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, but it has been no easy ride for Wangari Maathai'>Kenyan Wangari Maathai

STREETS AND THEIR NAMES: Nairobi streets named after Kenya’s heroes Popular streets include Moi and Kenyatta avenues Nobel laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai also got a street named after her Other streets named after African presidents #CitizenWeekend 

Wangari Maathai's green belt movement led to the planting of more than 50 million trees. She was awarded the 2004 #NobelPeacePrize . For what cause will the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded this year? Find out today.

“A tree is a little bit of the future.” Wangari Maathai'>Remembering Wangari Maathai, who died 8 years ago today, after becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize with her inspiring movement of planting trees as resistance and empowerment

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Highlights from the history of the Nobel Peace Prize. Bertha von Suttner, often seen as the inspiration for the prize, Martin Luther King Jr, the youngest laureate at the time, and Wangari Maathai, the first female African laureate.

In 2004, Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the first African woman to receive the honor. #todayinhistory  A Kenyan activist, she established the Green Belt Movement and promoted environmental stewardship, women's rights and peaceful resistance. She died in 2011.

“A tree is a little bit of the future.” Wangari Maathai'>Remembering Wangari Maathai, who died 8 years ago today, having become the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize with her inspiring movement of planting trees as resistance and empowerment

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“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” – Prof. Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, forests contribute to 39% of GDP by providing water, food & homes for a vast wildlife species.

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“A tree is a little bit of the future.” Planting trees as resistance and empowerment – the remarkable illustrated story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize:

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Today’s #InspirationWednesday  is Wangari Maathai. She was a Kenyan environmental political activist and author. She was also the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an organization that empowers women to protect the environment. She was the first African…

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"Today we are faced with a challenge ... so that humanity stops threatening its life support system." Wangari Maathai's green belt movement led to the planting of more than 50 million trees. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. #WorldEnvironmentDay 

Defender of the earth, fighter for democracy. Today we honour Wangari Maathai'>Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai - a woman of many firsts - who was born #OTD  in 1940.

The first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai was a trailblazer who dedicated her life to environmental conservation and women’s rights. Listen to her story on the podcast.

In our latest #LoveOurGirls  newsletter, we continue focusing on heroic women with one of my inspirations, Nobel Peace Prize WinnerWangari Maathai. Through the act of planting trees, she proved how the little things we do can make an incredible difference.

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#FridayFeeling from Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate. Join her in standing up for human rights and protecting the planet!

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There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments. - Wangari Maathai#GIRL 

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