Betty Williams (peace activist)

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Betty Williams
Betty Williams, Women's World Awards 2009 c.jpg
Betty Williams in 2009
Born(1943-05-22)22 May 1943
Died17 March 2020(2020-03-17) (aged 76)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Known forCommunity of Peace People
Spouse(s)Ralph Williams, James Perkins
AwardsNobel Peace Prize, 1976

Betty Williams (22 May 1943 – 17 March 2020) was a Northern Irish peace activist. She was born in Belfast. She started the organization "Community of Peace People", who worked toward getting peace in Northern Ireland. In 1976, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Mairead Corrigan, who also co-founded the organization.

Williams died on 17 March 2020 in Belfast at the age of 76.[1]

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