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.
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