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Six Pillars – Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Shirin Ebadi

Dr Shirin Ebadi, the First Iranian woman, indeed Middle Eastern woman, to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, spoke at SOAS on 2 February 2011 on ‘The Role of Women in Promoting Peace in the Middle East’.

Here she discusses the women’s movement in Iran and the difficulties she herself has faced in standing up for human rights in Iran.

This was originally broadcast on Six Pillars to Persia as part of a longer show, on Resonance 104.4fm.

Thanks to Marina Khatibi and Tom the engineer.

Six Pillars Human Rights in Iran Gig – 29th Nov, Ginglik


Read more about the event here
In aid of Amnesty International

The Ginglik underground bar is directly in front of Shepherd’s Bush tube station in the middle of the green as you cross the road to reach the West 12 Shopping Centre.

70’s Iranian music sounds like:
Organised by Six Pillars to Persia radio show, on Resonance 104.4FM

Get tickets in advance from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/64436

See some of Amnesty’s work in Iran: http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/iran