Shirin Ebadi

Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادىŠirin 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.

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Shirin Ebadi
Born (1947-06-21) 21 June 1947 (age 73)[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)
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  1. 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. Retrieved 15 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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