“Human Rights and Women’s Rights in Islam”: A Keynote Address by Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi keynote address

On October 9, 2009, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi gave the keynote address: “Human Rights and Women’s Rights in Islam” at the Women's Leadership and Activism in the Muslim World symposium at Naropa University’s Nalanda Events Center.

The Naropa University Peace Studies Department and the Cordoba Initiative sponsored the event. Ebadi is an Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and the 2003 Nobel peace laureate.

Ebadi also participated in the opening panel of the symposium, “Women’s Leadership and Activism in the Muslim World” held the following day.

This program was funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Cordoba Initiative.

Shirin Ebadi Slideshow  


Additional Information on Dr. Ebadi's Life and Work

The 2003 Nobel Lecture
The 2003 Nobel Autobiography of Shirin Ebadi
The Nobel Women's Initiative
New York Times review of Shirin Ebadi's memoir Iran Awakening
"Human Rights and Civil Society in Iran: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi" with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom interview with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi