Women in Nation Building

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    Ms. Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 “for her efforts for democracy and human rights focusing especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children”. As a lawyer, judge, lecturer, writer and activist, she has spoken out clearly for basic human rights, and proclaimed that no society deserves to be labelled “civilized” unless it respects the rights of women and children. She has consistently supported non-violence, favouring enlightenment and dialogue as the best path to changing attitudes and resolving conflict.