31 Days of Notable Women- meet Yemeni’s “Iron Woman”


Tawakel Abdel-Salam Karman (born 7 February 1979) became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called by Yemenis the “Iron Woman” and “Mother of the Revolution.”. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawakkul_Karman

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