[QODLink]
One on One
Shirin Ebadi
The Iranian lawyer, judge and human rights activist discusses the work that won her the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2010 09:58 GMT

Shirin Ebadi's pioneering efforts for human rights and democracy, especially in her birth country of Iran, were awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. 

As the first Muslim woman and Iranian to ever receive the prize, she has continued to promote a more just world since then through her collaborative work with fellow sister laureates by co-founding the Nobel Women's Initiative in 2006. 

In addition to being an internationally-recognised advocate of human rights, she has established many non-governmental organisations in Iran and has served as a lawyer, judge and university professor. 

Following a law degree from the University of Tehran, she became the first woman in Iran to preside over a legislative court in 1975. 

Through discrimination, exile, threats and campaigns, Shirin Ebadi has always courageously stood for the rights of women, children and refugees worldwide.

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, November 27, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0730, 2330; Monday: 0630; Tuesday: 1230; Wednesday: 1430.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.