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US embassy congratulates Tawakul Karman on Wining the Nobel Peace Prize

Tawakol Karman wins the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize              (Photo: Ahmed Jadallah/Scanpix)

Tawakol Karman

October 07, 2011

The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates Tawakol Karman on her award of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize this year.  The prize recognizes Ms. Karman’s leadership and commitment to change in Yemen through peaceful means.  This year’s prize—shared with Liberia’s first democratically elected President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee—also makes a significant statement about the key role that women play in social and political change.  The embassy commends Ms. Karman on her award and her longstanding efforts in support of democracy and human rights.