Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Prize winner, Nobel Peace Prize

Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen.

Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to that date, at the age of 32.  Karman, a mother of three, is a human rights activist, journalist, politician and president of the NGO Women Journalists without Chains (WJWC). She is also the general coordinator of the Peaceful Youth Revolution Council, a member of the advisory board for the Transparency International and several other international human rights NGOs.Bold and outspoken, Karman has been imprisoned on numerous occasions for her pro-democracy and pro-human rights protests. Among Yemen’s youth movement, she is known as “mother of the revolution”, “the iron woman”, and “the lady of the Arab spring”.

Tawakkol Abdul-Salam Khalid Karman (born February 7, 1979) is a Yemeni human rights activist, journalist, politician, and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Tawakkol  was born in Taiz province- Yemen’s. At early age, she moved with her family to Yemen’s capital, Sana'a, by virtue of her father’s work, where she She earned a BA degree in administrative and economic science collage from the University of Science and Technology in Sana’a, and Post-graduate degree in Educational Psychology at Sanaa University. She got a diploma degree in investigative journalism form USA.

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