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Ebadi, Shirin

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: Persian
Categories: Activists

1947 – Born on the 21st of June in Hamadan, Iran. 1948 – Her family moved to Tehran, Iran. 1965 – She was admitted to the law department, University of Tehran. 1969 – She passed the qualification exams to become a judge. 1970 – She officially started her judging career. 1971 – She received a master’s degree in law. 1975 – She became the first woman to preside over a legislative court. 1979 – She was demoted to a secretary at the branch where she previously presided. 1996 – Awarded plate by Human Rights Watch.         – She was awarded a Official spectator of Human Rights Watch. 1999 – She officially accepted case of murder in the Iranian student protest. 2001 – Awarded Rafto Prize, Human Rights Prize in Norway. 2002 – She also drafted the original text of a law against physical abuse of children. 2003 – She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous efforts for democracy and human rights.         – She was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. 2004 – She was awarded a International Democracy Award.         – She was awarded a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award. 2005 – She presented a lecture titled "The Role of Women in World Peace" in a Woman’s Study Review.         – She was voted the world’s 12th leading public intellectual in The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll by Prospect magazine.         – She received The Golden Plate Award by the Academy of Achievement. 2006 – Her first book for a Western audience was released.         – She delivered the Commencement Address at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. 2007 – She was the Keynote speaker at The Seventh Annual Atlas Week.         – She gave a presentation on "True Islam: Human Rights and The Roles of Faith" at Loyola University  Chicago.         – She appeared at the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.