Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2011
Residence at the Time of the Award: Yemen
Prize Motivation: “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”
“Tawakkol Karman – Biographical”. Nobelprize.org. 2 Jan 2012
Tawakel Karman was born on 7 February 1979 in Mekhlaf, Ta’izz province, Yemen
She grew up near Taiz, which is the third largest city in Yemen.
She is the daughter of Abdel Salam Karman, a lawyer and politician.
She is the sister of Tariq Karman, who is a poet, and Safa Karman, who works for Al Jazeera.
She is married and is the mother of three children.
Tawakel Karman is a Yemeni journalist and human rights activist
who heads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,”
which she co-founded in 2005.