Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman visits CAIR-Chicago

On June 4, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman visited the CAIR-Chicago office to say thank you for the support and the organization’s work.

Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peacebuilding work in Yemen. Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32.

Karman is a mother of three as well as a human rights activist, journalist, politician, and senior member of the Al-Islah political party. 

Photos from the event can be viewed here.