Britain’s Foreign Secretary has praised the role played by the Yemeni activist who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. According to William Hague, MP, Tawakkul Karman “has played a leading part in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen. These are actions that we should all commend.”
The Foreign Secretary added that he “welcomed” the news of the Nobel Peace Prize recipients. It is “historic”, he said, that the Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman.
“I send my warmest congratulations to all three of these remarkable women on their achievement,” added Mr. Hague. “They have been tireless advocates for peace and have unstintingly promoted the safety of women and women’s rights through non-violent struggle. The values of democracy and freedom demand equality for all. These three women are a clear example of what can be done to change the world for the better.”