TITLE

A worthy winner

AUTHOR(S)
Lancaster, Pat
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Middle East;Nov2003, Issue 339, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The news that Iran's Shirin Ebadi was the Nobel Peace Prize winner came as a surprise to many, not least the peacelaureate herself. As a lawyer, judge, lecturer, writer and activist, she has spoken out clearly and strongly in her country, Iran, and far beyond its borders. She has stood up as a sound professional, a courageous person, and has never heeded threats to her own safety. In an era of violence, she has consistently supported non-violence. It is fundamental to her view that the supreme political power in a community must be built on democratic elections. Shirin Ebadi, has taken her place in history as the 11th woman and only the third Muslim to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in its 102 year history. The award to 56 year old Ms Ebadi, previously a little-known figure outside her homeland, is in recognition of her tireless work promoting human rights, especially those of women and children in Iran over the past three decades.
ACCESSION #
11344575

 

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