Tag Archives: Nobel Prize

Nazila Fathi: Until We Are Free

The 1979 Islamic Revolution stripped Ebadi of her judgeship after it banned women from holding the position, forcing her to stay home and raise her two daughters. A decade later, she opened a law firm and became vocal against the country’s laws that discriminate against women and others.

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka warns of religion’s roll call of death

Nigerian says spiritual leaders who fail to confront extremists such as Boko Haram allow fanaticism to thrive  IAN JOHNSTON  The Independent  10 August 2014 Atrocities carried out by fanatics such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram show the dangers of religious belief with the “scroll of faith … indistinguishable from the roll call of death”, according to […]

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire’s Speech in Afghanistan

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire’s Speech in Afghanistan Mairead Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, observed International Human Rights Day by speaking in Kabul, Afghanistan. She joined with over 100 Afghans and Several other Internationals in raising the voice of the 2 Million Friends Campaign organized by the Afghan Peace Volunteers. December 13th, 2012 by January  GandhiToday.org The […]