NGFS 2018

Tawakkol Karman

Challenges Facing Human Rights March Worldwide

Thu 19 Apr 2018 | 21:30 | Petrassi hall

Tawakkol Karman has chosen freedom and human rights as her cause, in spite of those who have sought to defame her and her positions, as well as the concepts of freedom and human rights. As she will explain in her talk, to advocate for freedom does not mean to shirk obligations or responsibilities, but to maintain our dignity and humanity. In the end, freedom, as Albert Camus said, is "nothing but a chance to be better". From early on, Karman realized how dangerous it is to impose restrictions on people's freedoms, and decided to fight for freedom organising dozens of sit-ins and rallies in defense of the right of expression, the right to establish media outlets and journalists' right to report without being censored or held accountable. As she claims, those being deprived of freedom are unable to be tolerant or creative, or even to live naturally. And to those who wonder whether freedom is worth all this suffering and whether we should pay expensive prices for freedom, the answer by the second youngest Nobel Peace prize is a clear Yes. The freedom deserves it.
Tawakkol Karman, NOBEL PRIZE 2011
Sarah Varetto, Sky TG24
Thu 19 Apr 2018 | 21:30 | Petrassi hall
tickets at € 3.00