Meet Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman
21 September 2017 18.00
Meet Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni journalist, politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2011.
In Yemen, she is known as the “Mother of The Revolution”, and she actively participated in demonstrations for democracy and human rights during the Arab Spring.
Now, her homeland is in the midst of a regional and international conflict, and undergoing one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes of our time.
When Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, together with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, it was for, amongst many contributions, promoting the women’s role in peace building.
Hear her in conversation with our director Liv Tørres, about the challenges in Yemen and why the world needs brave women.
The conversation will take place in English, and is open and free for everyone.
Karman is in Norway to participate in the presentation of the photo-book, Nobel Heroes.