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.

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