On the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.K., equality campaigners are calling for the pardon of Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes who were imprisoned fighting for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter warned President Trump may damage men’s perception of women.
U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson criticized Aung Syn Suu Kyi as isolated and out of touch but the best hope for change. The Nobel prize-winning state counsellor of Myanmar has been criticized for failing to stop military persecution of the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims.
Mikhail Gorbachev was the first president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1990 to 1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his leadership role in ending the Cold War and promoting peaceful international relations.