Announced: Tawakkol Karman

Posted on the 24th November 2017 by Anisha


Journalist and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman, the first and only Arab woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, will be speaking at WES 2018.

Encountering first hand restrictions and threats from the Yemeni government blocking her journalistic endeavours, Karman co-founded Women Journalist Without Chains in 2005 to promote women’s rights, civil rights, and freedom of speech. She organised marches, staged sit-ins and mounted media campaigns against the regime, ultimately effectuating the removal of Ali Abdullah Saleh as president in 2011.

Since then, Karman has continued her campaign for free and open press as a member on the International Advisory Board of the MBI Al Jaber Media Institute in Yemen and continues to be a vocal voice on the struggle for the expansion of democratic rights in the Middle East. Speaking at various colleges and universities across the globe Karman also serves as a great source of motivation and inspiration to the young around the world.

Interacting with her at the Summit is an experience you will not want to miss!

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