Nobel Peace Laureate Gives Away Prize Money

Tawakul Karman donates $500,000 to Yemen uprising victims

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman sits in her tent in Change Square in Sana'a, Yemen, May 23, 2011.

Yemeni rights activist Tawakul Karman has donated her $500,000 Nobel Peace prize money to victims of Yemen’s anti-government uprising.┬áThe 34-year-old mom of three said the gesture was her duty to the young people who “sacrificed for change,” reports CNN.

Karman, who has been a longtime campaigner for women’s rights and freedom of expression in Yemen, became the first Arab woman to win the prize in 2011.