Tawakkol Karman

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Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman (Arabic: توكل عبد السلام خالد كرمان‎; born February 7, 1979, Mekhlaf, Ta'izz province, Yemen) is a journalist, politician, and a human rights activist. She is the first Arab woman and the youngest woman to win the Nobel Prize (co-recipient with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, 2011) "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."[1] Karman is a member of Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC), which she cofounded in 2005. She is the daughter of Abdel Salam Karman, a lawyer and politician, who served and later resigned as the Minister of Legal Affairs in Ali Abdullah Saleh's government.[2]

Education[edit]

  • Honorary Doctorate in International Law, University of Alberta, Canada, 2012.
  • MA in Political Science, University of Sana'a, Yemen.
  • BA in commerce, University of Science and Technology, Sana'a, Yemen, 1999.

References[edit]

  1. Nobel Peace Prize 2011 The Nobel Peace Prize website (Accessed March 19, 2014)
  2. About Tawakkol Karman Tawakkol Karman website (Accessed March 19, 2014)

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