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Tawakul Karman: 'I am so happy to win the prize'

Tawakul Karman of Yemen spoke to the BBC after she found out she had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with two other women.

Speaking from a protest camp in Change Square, Sanaa, she said the award represented "a victory for all the dreams, all the struggles."

The three award winners were recognised for their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".

  • 07 Oct 2011
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