The protest marches led to the creation of the Community of the Peace People, a grass-roots organization that operates in Northern Ireland's cities trying to promote dialogue between Protestants and Catholics. Mrs. Maguire represents this organization when she travels to lecture on nonviolence.
The protest marches captured the attention of the world. Mrs. Maguire and Ms. Williams were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1976. Mr. McKeown was left out. The 1970s was the United Nations' International Decade for Women, explained Mrs. Maguire. "That's why Ciaran didn't get it. It was sad."