Impact: Awards

Aung San Suu Kyi has won many awards for her humanitarian efforts of bringing peace to her homeland of Burma. However, she has been unable to physically receive the vast majority of these awards due to the fact that she has been under house arrest since 1988.

One of the most notable awards is the Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991. Because of her lack of communication with the outside world, she was not told that she had won the high honor until the SLORC allowed her to listen to the radio in 1995 (Salon.com).

In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, Suu Kyi has also garnered several honorary degrees from various universities and institutions around the world, as well as medals of honor and special commendations from many cities all over the world. One of her most recent awards is the Freedom of the City Award from Dublin, Ireland, which she received in 2000. That same year she was also given the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest honor a U.S. president can bestow upon any civilian for his or her efforts in improving peace on earth.

To see a complete list of all the awards Aung San Suu Kyi has won, click here.




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