The Dartmouth Observer
Friday, October 10, 2003
Nobel Peace Prize
This year's goes to Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, who becomes the first Iranian to win the Prize. This is what the press release says:
Her principal arena is the struggle for basic human rights, and no society deserves to be labelled civilized unless the rights of women and children are respected. In an era of violence, she has consistently supported non-violence. It is fundamental to her view that the supreme political power in a community must be built on democratic elections. She favours enlightenment and dialogue as the best path to changing attitudes and resolving conflict.