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Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkul Karman

Tawakkol Karman is a human rights activist, columnist, politician, and senior part of the Al-Islah political party.  She was born in 7 February 1979 in Taiz, Yemen. She concentrated on a college degree in Commerce from the University of Science and Technology in Sana’a before finishing a graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Sana’a.

Tawakkol Karman was granted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in distinguishment of her work in peaceful battle for the well being of women and for women rights to full support in peace building work in Yemen. After being honored the prize, Tawakkol turned into the first Yemeni, the first Arab lady, and the second Muslim lady to win a Nobel Peace Prize, and in addition the most youthful Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at 32 years old. Shirin Ebadi is another Nobel Peace Laureate of Arab World and Malala Yousafzai is the most youngest Muslim woman who got Nobel Peace prize in 2014.

Karman is a mother of three. Experiencing childhood in a politically tumultuous nation, Tawakkol saw the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, emulated by a common war between the two factions in 1994 in which the North triumphed over the South. The civil war prompted dissidence in the South as the oppressive Northern government accepted control over the nation.
A columnist by calling and human rights lobbyist by nature, Tawakkol reacted to the political insecurity and human rights misuses in Yemen by activating others and providing details regarding shameful acts. In 2005, she established the association Women Journalists without Chains, (WJWC) which advocates for rights and flexibilities and gives media aptitudes to writers. Moreover, the association produces normal writes about human rights misuses in Yemen, archiving more than 50 instances of assaults and out of line sentences against daily papers and scholars to date.

In the year of 2007, Tawakkol started arranging week after week challenges in Yemen’s legislative hall, Sana’a, focusing on systemic government restraint and calling for investigation into debasement and different manifestations of social and legitimate bad form. Tawakkol’s week by week challenges proceeded until 2011, when she redirected dissidents to backing the Arab Spring. Tawakkol even brought Yemen’s unrest to New York talking specifically with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and arranging energizes at the UN central command.
For her brave, intelligence and the great activities for women she is known as “mother of the revolution” and “the iron lady“.

Since getting the grant, Tawakkol Karman has kept on supporting female columnists and rally Yemenis against government debasement and unfairness. Furiously dedicated to change, Tawakkol invests the greater part of her time in a tent in Change Square, where she proceeds with her tranquil challenges for equity and flexibility. For her significant achievement she is known as a mighty Muslimah.

At a glance:
  • Full name                : Tawakkol Karman
  • Country                    : Yemen
  • Date of Birth           : 7 February 1979
  • Place of Birth          : Taiz, Yemen
  • Age                           : 35
  • Known for                : Human rights activist, politician, Journalist
  • Fan page                   : https://ar-ar.facebook.com/Tawakkol.Abdulsalam.Karman
  • Official Website       : http://www.tawakkolkarman.net/

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Sheikh Hasina


The honorable 2nd term prime minister of the people’s republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was born at Tungipara in the district of Gopalganj on the 28th September, 1947. She is a Muslima. According to FORBES she is one of The Most Powerful Women In Politics For 2014. She is still now trying to establish women rights in Bangladesh. She is the eldest of 5 children of the founder of independent Bangladesh and Father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1973.
In addition, she served on the student’s union of Government intermediate girl’s college as vice president. She was also secretary of the students’ league unit, as well as being a member of the students’ league unit at Dhaka University. Right from her student days she has been in active participation in every mass movement.

When the father of the nation , Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was martyred along with his family members on the 15th of August in 1975,  Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, her younger sister were in west Germany at the time and as such were the only survivors. She later traveled to the United Kingdom in 1980 where she began her movement against autocratic rule at the time. She was unanimously elected to serve as president of the Bangladesh Awami league in 1981 in absent as she was forced into exile in New Delhi. She returned home on the 17th day in May 1981, ending six year in exile.


She received many awards and recognition, among which was the conferment of the degree of “Doctor of Law” by the Boston University in the USA on 6 February 1997 and the honorary Doctor of Law by the Waseda University in japan on 4 July 1997. The University of Abertay Dundee of the United Kingdom conferred on her the honorary “Doctorate of Philosophy” in liberal arts on the 25th October 1997. Visva-Vharati University of west Bengal, India conferred on her the honorary degree of “Desikottama” (doctor of literature, honoris causa) on 28 January 1999. The Australian national University also conferred on her the “Doctor of Laws“, honoris causa in the light of her innovative contributions in the service of society on 20 October 1999. For her outstanding contributions towards peace and democracy, Dhaka University conferred on her the honorary “Doctor of Laws” on 18 December 1999. For her decisive role in establishing democracy and for protecting human rights and ensuring peace, the world famous catholic university of Brussels, Belgium awarded her with an honorary doctorate degree on 4th February 2000. Sheikh Hasina has also been conferred honorary “Doctor of Humane Letters” by the Bridgeport University, USA on the 5th of September 2000. She has been awarded UNESCO’s “Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize” in 1998 for her remarkable efforts to bringing peace by ending the 25 year conflict in Chittagong hill tract through her display of political courage and statesmanship.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the 9th of April 2000 received the prestigious Pearl S. buck award ’99 in recognition of her courage, vision, and her achievement in the political, humanitarian and economic fields by the Randolph Macon Woman’s College of USA. The Food and agriculture organization (FAO) awarded the prestigious CERES medal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her efforts to fight hunger on 2nd August 1999. The Mother Theresa Award was given to her in 1998 by the all India peace council. For her promoting the growth of grassroots democracy in Bangladesh, and her contributions to promoting communal understanding and non violent religious harmony, Sheikh Hasina was awarded the M K Gandhi award in Oslo by the Mahatma M K Gandhi foundation. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Sheikh Hasina a Paul Harris fellow. The international association of lion clubs gave her a medal of distinction in 1996-1997 and 1998-99. She also received the head of state medal in 1996-97.

Sheikh Hasina has authored many books some of which are development of the masses.Here are some of them:

  • The Origin of Autocracy
  • Why are they Street Children
  • My Dream My Struggle
  • Miles to Go
  • People and Democracy
  • Elimination of Poverty and Some Thoughts

She has also performed the holy Hajj and Umrah a couple of times. She has one daughter named Saima Wazed Putul, a global autism advocate of World Health Organization (WHO) and a son Sajib Wazed Joy ICT consultant.

At a glance :
  • Full name                 : Sheikh Hasina
  • Country                    : Bangladesh
  • Date of Birth           : 28th day of September, 1947
  • Place of Birth          : Tungipara, Gopalganj
  • Age                           : 67
  • Known for               : Politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Fan page                  : not found
  • Official Website     : http://www.albd.org/

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Atifete Jahjaga

Atif Jahjaga

Atifete Jahjaga was born 20 April, 1975 in Gjakova, Kosovo. She earned a law degree from the University of Prishtina in the year of 2000 and finished postgraduate work in penal law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and in wrongdoing science at the University of Virginia in the United States. Mulling over global relations at the University of Prishtina, she has additionally gotten proficient preparing at the European Center for Security Studies in Germany as well as at the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States. Under Jahjaga, empowerment of women in Kosovo has highly developed. In the year of 2012, she hosted an International Women’s Summit named “Partnership for Change—Empowering Women,” which was attended by two hundred leaders from Kosovo, North America, wider Europe, Africa as well as the Middle East.
Atifete Jahjaga is the fourth president of the republic of Kosovo as well as the first female president in Kosovo. On 6 April, 2011 was distributed his nomination to hold the presidential office upheld the Democratic Party of Kosovo Democratic League of Kosovo and the New Alliance for Kosovo.. This application is likewise scowled upon by the representations Western political missions in the nation. On 7 April 2011 was chosen president by the Parliament of the Balkan republic, with 80% of the vote. In her inaugural address, the Jahjaga said as her perfect entrance into the European Union in Kosovo and make more prominent joint effort with the United States of America. Atifete Jahjaga got married with Astrit Kuci a great doctor of Kosovo.

At a glance :

  • Full name                : Atifete Jahjaga
  • Country                   : Cosovo
  • Date of Birth          : 20 April, 1975
  • Place of Birth         : Gjakova, Kosovo
  • Age                          : 39
  • Known for              : Politician, first female president in Kosovo
  • Fan page                 : https://www.facebook.com/atifete.jahjaga.zprk
  • Official Website     : http://www.president-ksgov.net/

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