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Tawakel Karman (Arabic: توكل كرمان ) (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, the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize.
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When CNN interviewer Jonathan Mann asked the 2011 trio of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates:
"Is there any sense that you are here because of tokenism? Sexism...? That you're all just lumped together because you are women?", Liberian Laureate and peace activist Leymah Gbowee, visibly incensed, interrupted him before he could finish formulating his question...
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When darkness comes to Congo Town, women in crisp uniforms take the streets, patrolling with Kalashnikov rifles and long, black hair tucked into baby-blue caps.
The brisk sergeant in command, Monia Gusain, matter of factly calls them “my men.” But the stern Indian women facing her are actually wives and mothers who wage peace for a living on the rutted dirt roads of Liberia.