Dear Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased, at the outset, to express my overwhelming joy to be here with you who are brave, as you have incurred the burden to defend peace and freedom values and coexistence between peoples. Adding to the pleasure is the fact that I’m here in Colombia; the country that reinvents itself and reshapes its future away from war and war’s disappointments.
David Goessmann: Welcome to Contact City. We are here at the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau, “Disarm for a Climate of Peace,” at the Technical University of Berlin. Our next guest is Tawakol Karman. Tawakol Karman is [an] activist in Yemen. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her struggle in the Arab Spring for women’s rights, democracy, and freedom.