October 15th, 2009
11:05 AM ET

An Evening With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Shirin Ebadi

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/04/22/iran.us.journalist/art.ebadi.gi.jpg caption="Shirin Ebadi, a civil rights leader in Iran, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003."]
Arsalan Iftikhar
AC360° Contributor

When TIME Magazine named 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Shirin Ebadi as one of their 2004 ‘TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World’, they rightfully noted that Dr. Ebadi was indeed “a woman of steel” and a human rights champion with “a heart of gold”.

On October 10, 2003, Dr. Shrin Ebadi became the first Muslim woman (and first Iranian citizen) to be awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. In giving her the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, the committee members in Oslo noted her special dedication for “the rights of women and children” around the world.

Furthermore, the Nobel committee noted that Dr. Ebadi “has consistently supported non-violence” and as opposed to military armed conflict, she also “favors enlightenment and dialogue as the best path to changing attitudes and resolving conflict” around the world.

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