• Yemini  "Arab Spring" activist Tawakkol Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize, lamented that she could not stand as a candidate in her country's presidential elections in February. 

  • Karman, 32, is first ever Arab woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and is a leading figure in Yemen's "Arab Spring" uprising that pushed Saleh to agree to leave power. 

  • She shared her award with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and Liberian "peace warrior" Leymah Gbowee for demonstrating how women facing war and oppression can shed the mantle of victimhood and lead the way to peace and democracy.