Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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.

On receiving 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 date, at the age of 32.

Karman is a mother of three as well as a human rights activist, journalist, politician, President of Women Journalists Without Chains organization. She serves as the General Coordinator of  the peaceful youth revolution council and is a member of the advisory board for Transparency International as well as several other international Human Rights NGOs.