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ERIC Number: EJ704138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Shirin Ebadi: A Muslim Woman Nobel Peace Laureate
Ahmad, Iftikhar
Social Education, v68 n4 p260 May-Jun 2004
The Nobel Peace Prize is recognized as one of the most prestigious global awards. Each year the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which is appointed by Norway's parliament to select the winner, receives many nominations from around the world. Shirin Ebadi, who is from Iran, became the eleventh female Nobel Peace laureate in 2003. Ebadi is the third Muslim and the first woman from the Muslim world to be honored with the prize. When the Nobel Committee made the announcement, it acknowledged that of the 165 contestants, the committee had selected Ebadi because of the courage she demonstrated in her struggle for human rights and democracy in Iran. This article explores following questions so readers may learn about some of the challenges that citizens of the Muslim world face in their struggle for democracy: (1) Who is Shirin Ebadi? (2) What is her contribution to human rights and democracy in Iran? and (3) What is the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize for Iran and other Muslim societies? A bibliography on women in Iran is also included. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran