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Betty Williams is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the co-founder of Community of Peace People. Know more about her life and childhood from this brief biography and timeline.
Also Listed In: Political Leaders
Famous as: President of the ‘World Centers of Compassion for Children’ and Founder of 'Community for Peace People'
Nationality: Irish, Northern Irish
religion: Roman Catholic
Born on: 22 May 1943 22nd May Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Gemini Gemini Women
Born in: Belfast
Founder/Co-Founder: Community of Peace People
Works & Achievements: Nobel Peace Prize (1976); Non-Violent Resistance Against War and Violence
awards: 1976 - Nobel Prize award
Betty Williams is the President of the 'World Centers of Compassion for Children' and the Chairperson of 'Institute for Asian Democracy'. She is also a co-founder of 'Community for Peace People', an organization established for and dedicated to bringing peace and harmony in the world by denouncing violence and war. She is not a political figure neither does she have a strong political background, but it could not prevent her from raising voice against the evils of society and escalating menace of terrorism in the World. Though sometimes her campaigns have been restricted to her native land, the humanitarian appeal of her efforts has drawn attention from across the world. Betty Williams has received recognition and appreciations for advocating and establishing a society where in children are not subjected to terror and violence and where people of all community live in harmony. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 in the light of her work for children and women.
BETTY WILLIAMS TIMELINE
Betty Williams was born on 22 May.
She got married to Mr. Ralph Williams on 14 June.
The incident in which three children were killed, took place on 10 August.
She married James Perkins and moved to Florida.
She receivedthe Eleanor Roosevelt Award.
She made controversial remarks on George Bush in a speech on 14 July.
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