Yemen


Tawakkul Karman
Sanaa, Yemen -
Tawakkul Karman, born in 1979, is a Yemeni journalist,a human rights activist, politician and senior member of the of Al-Islah political party . She leads the group "Women Journalists Without Chains," which she co-founded in 2005. She became an international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising. She is a co-recepient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She has been a vocal opponent of the Yemeni government, who has called for the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime. Karman earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Science and technology, Sana'a and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Sana'a. In 2012, she received an Honorary Doctorate in International Law from the University of Alberta in Canada. Karman gained prominence in her country after 2005 in her roles as a Yemeni journalist and an advocate for a mobile phone news service denied a license in 2007, after which she led protests for press freedom. Photo courtesy of http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Tawakkul_Karman_(Munich_Security_Conference_2012).jpg
 

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