Shirin Ebadi is a lawyer, human rights activist, and author. In 2003, she became the first Iranian as well as the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Ebadi has received numerous awards for her humanitarian work with women's and children's rights, been bestowed with honorary doctoral degrees from colleges and universities, is an internationally known speaker, and has cofounded several nonprofit organizations to aid women and children in Iran.

Nobel Peace Prize award winner Shirin Ebadi in Paris at the nongovernmental organization, International Federation for Human Rights. Ebadi cofounded the Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child, and the Human Rights Defense Center


Born in Hamadan, Iran, on June 21, 1947, Ebadi and her family moved to Tehran in 1948. Upon ...

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