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Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman

The Nobel Peace Prize 2011
Co-nobelists: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee

Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."

Nobel Prize Cash & Philanthropy

According to CNN, Tawakkol Karman decided to donate the $500,000 she received as Nobel Prize cash. The first Arab woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize donated her prize money to a fund for the people wounded and the families of those killed in Yemen's Arab Spring-inspired uprising - the Aid Fund for Families of Martyrs and Wounded in the (2011) Peaceful Revolution, which was set up by President of Yemen, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi. In a statement, she said, "It is my duty to the youths who sacrificed for change and to build a Yemen founded on freedom, justice, equality and good governance."

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Name: Tawakkol Karman
Birth: Born: 7 February 1979, Ta'izz, Yemen
Residence: Yemen
Award: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
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