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2019 - Yemen's Fight for Survival

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum addressed the conflict in Yemen with Tawakkol Karman as keynote speaker on 11 December.


Yemen's Fight for Survival - Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2019

In 2011, Karman became the first female Arab Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her “…non-violent struggle for safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Following the outbreak of the brutal civil war in Yemen, Karman has continued her activism. Earlier this year, she published a plan for ending what some consider ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’. 



Keynote speaker
Tawakkol Karman
Yemini journalist, activist, and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Peter Salisbury
Senior Advisor of the International Crisis Group on Yemen

Dr. Lina Khatib
Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House

Farea al-Muslimi
Chairman of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

Mah-Rukh Ali 
Journalist and author


The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is part of Oslo Peace Days and organized by the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Nobel Peace Prize – Research and Information AS in partnership with the University of Oslo.