Shirin Ebadi

The courageous and significant resistance of the population in Iran, especially women, has been unbroken since September 2022 despite the dangers for the demonstrators. They are protesting against oppression, inequality, corruption, censorship, poverty, too few jobs - the dissatisfaction is huge. At the same time, we are witnessing an unprecedented level of solidarity between men and women. The Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi is a fearless advocate for children's and women's rights. We ask what we can do for people and women in Iran from the outside.

The Iranian human rights activist Dr. Shirin Ebadi was the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. Born in 1947, she studied law in Tehran and was one of the first Iranian women to be appointed as a judge. She had to give up her post after the Islamic Revolution. Ebadi has been living in exile in the UK since the end of 2009.

Introduction: Local human rights activists, including those from the Frauen Leben Freiheit Rhein-Neckar initiative, will address the question of how we here, in our country and as individuals, can influence these important and highly topical events and bring about change.

Language: Farsi / German
Translation: Mercede Salehpour

As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg and the 13th Empathy Conference

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Date: 03.12.2023

Time: 17:00


Women and their rights

13th Empathy Conference - Day 3

Please note the change of venue: For organizational reasons, Shirin Ebadi's lecture will take place at the DAI Heidelberg in Sofienstraße and not in the Neue Aula of the University as originally planned.