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Tawakkol Karman "An Evening with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate"
SAT, APR 8
“In the most trying circumstances, both before and during the Arab spring, Tawakkol Karman has played a leading part in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen.” – The Norwegian Nobel Committee
2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman is the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize. A human rights activist, journalist and politician, she was dubbed the “Mother of the Revolution” for her key role in the Arab Spring, during which she was imprisoned numerous times. She is also the co-founder of Women Journalists Without Chains, an NGO that works toward freedom of expression and democratic rights for women around the world. An advocate for education, social equality and responsible investment as means to counteract poverty and oppression, Karman offers hopeful solutions to uphold the democratic spirit across the globe.