Talk by Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol KarmanBook now
Friday 2 March
The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR
In December 2011, Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her unwavering defence of democracy and justice in Yemen, and for giving women a role in the peacebuilding process. The first Arab woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize,Tawakkol is known as “mother of the revolution” and "The lady of the Arab spring."
In 2005, Tawakkol Karman co-founded the group Women Journalists Without Chains, in order to promote freedom of expression and democratic rights. From 2007 to 2010, she regularly led demonstrations and sit-ins in Tahrir Square, Sana'a. She also actively participated in the 2011 protests against ruling regimes that took place in a number of Arab countries.
Staff and students: free
Members of the public:£5
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