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Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman – portrait of a visionary

Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman

Who would have expected a woman to become the “mother of a revolution” in a society in which women were traditionally treated unequally? A week ago, 32-year-old Tawakkul Karman, mother of three, was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize because of her courage and initiative taken in Yemen during recent uprisings. Karman has a vision of a more just and peaceful society – a vision we, in CISV, can only support.

Regardless of any political sight we can all be nothing but impressed of how the journalist and human rights activist tirelessly fights for her dream of an equal and just society.

Here you can read more about Karman, her struggle and how she inspired so many people: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2049476,00.html

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