Shirin Ebadi

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Shirin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi
Born (1947-06-21) 21 June 1947 (age 76)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
Known forDefenders of Human Rights Center
AwardsRafto 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]

  1. Daniel P. O'Neil (2007). Fatima's sword: Everyday female resistance in post-revolutionary Iran. pp. 55–61. ISBN 978-0-549-40947-2. S2CID 163668838.

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