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Eleanor Gokberg – Huffington Post – 12 November 2013 (originally published 09 Nov)

Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman of Yemen speaks at City Hall in in Oslo, Norway Saturday Dec. 10, 2011. The peace prize committee awarded the prize to Karman, Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee for championing women's rights in regions where oppression is common and helping women participate in peace-building., Image: AP Photo/John McConnico | AP

Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman of Yemen speaks at City Hall in in Oslo, Norway Saturday Dec. 10, 2011. The peace prize committee awarded the prize to Karman, Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee for championing women’s rights in regions where oppression is common and helping women participate in peace-building. Image: AP Photo/John McConnico | AP

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 revolution” in the mass uprising against the authoritarian regime of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Karman was one of three women to get the esteemed prize in 2011. Two years later, Karman has decided to give away all of the money she received to further advance her mission, CNN reported.

Her gesture falls in line with the selfless way she dedicated her award when she received it in 2011 . . .

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