Frases de Tawakel Karman
Data de nascimento: 7. Fevereiro 1979
Tawakel Karman é uma política e ativista dos direitos humanos iemenita.
Membro sênior da Al-Islah, lidera um grupo por ela fundado, o Mulheres Jornalistas Sem Correntes.
Foi presa devido a queixas de seu marido, que não sabia de seu paradeiro, e solta em liberdade condicional em 24 de janeiro de 2011. Participou do "dia da fúria" em 29 de janeiro. Em 17 de março de 2011 foi presa novamente.
Foi galardoada com o Prémio Nobel da Paz de 2011, conjuntamente com as liberianas Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf e Leymah Gbowee.
== Referências ==
Citações Tawakel Karman
„So what happens when the regime falls, as it must? We are in the first stage of change in our country, and the feeling among the revolutionaries is that the people of Yemen will find solutions for our problems once the regime has gone, because the regime itself is the cause of most of them. A new Yemen awaits us, with a better future for all.“
„My beliefs were that men and women alike have to be in this struggle together, and we cannot safeguard our country just with one wing.... Now our women are the leaders, not only political leaders, but also leaders that lead in every single front, and they are part of the main leaders of the revolution. And therefore, you can see that the rulers are afraid from women.“
„The young people of this revolution have made their demands clear: authority must be handed over to a transitional presidential council approved by the people... Yemen’s people have charted the course of revolution and we will follow this course to its end. We have left our authoritarian past behind. Now, we ask our friends in Washington and Riyadh to help us build a democratic future.“
„The popular rallies at Rabaa al-Adawiya and other squares across Egypt will defeat despotism and terrorism in the long run. But in the meantime, any solution that fails to restore the public's confidence in the ballot box and falls short of alleviating the sense of victimhood in the Morsi camp will be doomed to failure.“
„Over the next three years, governments will have to choose whether or not to adopt this new people-centric framework for development. The temptation for political leaders to retreat to a safer, more conventional approach will mean a strong global grassroots campaign will thus be necessary to build pressure for adoption of these groundbreaking and transformative elements recommended in the report.“
„The youth are our future, and to change anything in our world going forward we must start with this generation of youth, as they’re the new agents of change... In peacebuilding and promoting human rights, the youth are no longer a silent majority, but now they should be an active stakeholder... Youth are bringing to the table great contributions to the peace and state building and are shaping the future to be more peaceful, equal, and prosperous for all.“
„Women should stop being or feeling that they are part of the problem and become part of the solution. We have been marginalized for a long time, and now is the time for women to stand up and become active without needing to ask for permission or acceptance. This is the only way we will give back to our society and allow for Yemen to reach the great potentials it has.“
— Tawakkol Karman
As quoted in "Renowned activist and press freedom advocate Tawakul Karman to the Yemen Times: 'A day will come when all human rights violators pay for what they did to Yemen.'", in Yemen Times (3 November 2011)