Nobel Peace Prize-winning
Women’s Rights Activist
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Tawakkol Karman is an ardent advocate of the non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen. She is the first Yemeni and the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient since the prize was first awarded in 1901.
A journalist and politician, Tawakkol is president of Women Journalists Without Chains and senior member of the Al-Islah political party. She has been imprisoned on a number of occasions for her pro-democracy, pro-human rights protests. Karman will address issues concerning women, human rights and the Arab revolution.