Nobel Peace Laureate Gives Away Prize Money

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Yemeni rights activist Tawakul Karman has donated her $500,000 Nobel Peace prize money to victims of Yemen’s anti-government uprising. The 34-year-old mom of three said the gesture was her duty to the young people who “sacrificed for change,” reports CNN.

Karman, who has been a longtime campaigner for women’s rights and freedom of expression in Yemen, became the first Arab woman to win the prize in 2011.


Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman sits in her tent in Change Square in Sana’a, Yemen, May 23, 2011.

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