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Irish human right’s activist and nobel laureate who worked to promote peaceful resolutions to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
She was raised in Belfast.
She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work with the group Community of Peace People, which she co-founded after she witnessed the death of several children at the hands of a fugitive IRA member.
She married James Perkins in 1982.
She received the Nobel Peace Prize three years before Mother Teresa.
How did Betty Williams die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Birthday||May 22, 1943|
|Death date||March 17, 2020|
|Place of death||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||N/A|
The voice of women, the voice of those most closely involved in bringing forth new life, has not always been listened to when it pleaded and implored against the waste of life in war after war.Betty Williams
Peace is not wimpy. It’s about sitting down and negotiating with people you hate. Ultimately, all occupation ends, and you have to deal with the enemy.Betty Williams
I don’t think I’m yet peaceful because I have to struggle every day within myself when I see the suffering of the people of the world, the women and the children. And fury sets in. But I have to transform that and take it out and do something positive with it – but I have to do that sometimes minute to minute.Betty Williams
War has traditionally been a man’s work, although we know that often women were the cause of violence.Betty Williams
I always say that non-violence is not the weapon of the weak. It is the weapon of the strong.Betty Williams