Magazine article New Internationalist

Introducing. Tawakkol Karman

Magazine article New Internationalist

Introducing. Tawakkol Karman

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This young political activist was one of the leading figures in the 2011 revolution against the corrupt Saleh family dictatorship, in the Yemen's 'Jasmine' version of the Arab Spring.

Journalist Tawakkol Karman continues to play an essential role in Yemeni political culture, despite enduring arrest, imprisonment and vilification throughout the revolution against Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was deposed in 2012 after three decades in power.

Karman is the youngest person and the first Arab woman to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which she was awarded in 2011. She remains an outspoken champion of women's rights and of media and other freedoms, and maintains her militant opposition to child marriage.

Aside from her obvious courage, 35-year-old Karman is also a highly intelligent political tactician with influence far beyond the borders of her native Yemen. …

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