Tawakkol Karman

President of Women Journalists without Chains,

Tawakkol Karman is a human rights activist, journalist, politician and President of the Women Journalists without Chains organisation. Known as the “mother of the revolution” and “the lady of the Arab Spring,” she serves as the General Coordinator of the Peaceful Youth Revolution Council and is a member of the several international human rights NGOs. Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for women’s rights to full participation in peace- building work in Yemen. On receivingthe prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, andthe second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.