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Tawakkol Karman

A Noble Gesture: First Arab Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize Donates $500,000 Award

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Tawakkul Karman, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has donated all $500,000 of her award money. Dubbed the “mother of the revolu...

WRONG: Nobel Prize Winner Makes Unbelievable Morsi Comparison

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Yemeni journalist and 2011 Nobel Peace Price winner Tawakkol Karman recently came under fire for comparing Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi with...

LOOK: 10 Kick-Ass Women Of The Muslim World

The Center For Investigative Reporting | Amanda Pike | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

Malala Yousafzai gave a stirring speech at the U.N. last Friday, her first major appearance since being shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban in O...

At the Doha Forum, Considering the Arab World's Long-Term Needs

Philip Seib | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Philip Seib

At this year's Doha Forum - an annual gathering of policy makers, academics, and other experts in Arab affairs - although conflict, particularly in Syria, was never far from anyone's mind, discussions centered on economic development and nation rebuilding.

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Melanne Verveer

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, I can't help but recall the moment 17 years ago when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton proclaimed, "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."

Nobel Laureate Slams U.S. Drone Strikes

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

DOHA, May 30 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni opposition activist Tawakul Karman said on Wednesday U.S. drone strikes were ineffective ...

The Secrets of Powerful Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

Do you see yourself as forceful, controlling and competitive? Or powerful, capable and driven? Words matter, beliefs matter. Take care what you say; it shapes the way you think.

Iron Ladies of Peace

Andrée Simon | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

History was made in Oslo on Saturday, when the eyes of the world watched as three great women received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. These women -- Pres...

Whether It's Congressional Meddling or D.C. Council Ethics Scandals, Corruption Impedes Home Rule

David Grosso | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Congressional meddling with local D.C. laws must end because it's just another form of corruption. Yet, as long as D.C.'s elected officials continue to embarrass the city with ethics scandals, we'll have trouble convincing the country.

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Nobel Laureate Shares What The Peace Prize Meant to Her

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of - ...

'We Are The Embedded Journalists Of The Occupy Movement'

Laura Paull | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

I have been searching for a way to shed some light on why some Americans I have recently come to know are likewise finding their way to journalism as an act of conscience. These are people who have come to The Huffington Post as voluntary citizen journalists, to help illuminate what is going on in America today. Given the economic maesltrom we may or may not survive, growing public unrest and the deeply worrisome erosion of our basic civil rights, you could say that, like Tawakkol Karman, they are committing acts of civic journalism by documenting these events.

Three Women Receive Nobel Peace Prize For Championing Women's Rights

AP | BJOERN H. AMLAND and LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Sa...

Daisy Khan, the "Ground Zero Mosque" -- And 700 Million Muslim Women

Jesse Larner | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Khan is a warm, thoughtful, and charismatic person, who very clearly explained her commitment both to democracy and open society.

The Inner Virgin Comes Out In Revolution

Susan J. Cobb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Susan J. Cobb

The original meaning of the Greek word translated "virgin," had nothing to do with a physiological condition.