Awards & Winners

Shirin Ebadi

Date of Birth 21-June-1947
Place of Birth Hamedan
(Iran, Hamadan Province, Central District, Hamadan County)
Nationality Iran
Also know as Dr. Shirn Ebadi
Profession Lawyer, Writer
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize. In 2009, Ebadi's award was allegedly confiscated by Iranian authorities, though this was later denied by the Iranian government. If true, she would be the first person in the history of the Nobel Prize whose award has been forcibly seized by state authorities. Ebadi lived in Tehran, but she has been in exile in the UK since June 2009 due to the increase in persecution of Iranian citizens who are critical of the current regime. In 2004, she was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the "100 most powerful women in the world". She is also included in a published list of the "100 most influential women of all time."

Awards by Shirin Ebadi

Check all the awards nominated and won by Shirin Ebadi.


Nobel Peace Prize
(for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children)