Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shirin Ebadi -Women's History Month

Today, Ladies Lotto honors Shirin Ebadi, one hell of a woman!

Shirin Ebadi (June 21, 1947) is an Iranian Lawyer, human rights activist, and the founder of the Children Rights Support Association in Iran!

Because of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Islam prohibited women from becoming leading law figures. Shirin was demoted and rejected repeatedly, and as a result, she protested. Shirin’s protesting efforts were useless; however she spent her free time writing periodicals, which made her very famous.

Shirin eventually became a lawyer, and through this established organizations to support causes for children and human rights.

On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous efforts for democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women and children. She is the first Iranian, the first Shia and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize!

Since then, Shirin has been writing influential books and delivering speeches worldwide.

Thank you, Shirin for making a huge difference in the world!

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