Shirin Ebadi in 2011
|Born||21 June 1947 
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
|Known for||Defenders of Human Rights Center|
|Awards||Rafto Prize (2001)
Nobel Peace Prize (2003)
JPM Interfaith Award (2004)
Legion of Honour (2006)
Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist. She is the founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her "significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights". She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize.
References[change | change source]
- Daniel P. O'Neil (2007). Fatima's sword: Everyday female resistance in post-revolutionary Iran. ProQuest. pp. 55–61. ISBN 978-0-549-40947-2. http://books.google.com/books?id=e6OACOoqokEC&pg=PA55. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Shirin Ebadi at the Nobel Prize website
- Shirin Ebadi's autobiography on the Nobel Prize website
- Shirin Ebadi's Nobel lecture
- Nobel Women's Initiative