2020 Vision Conference Keynote: Shirin Ebadi on the One Million Signatures Campaign and gender equality in Iran (video)
This resource presents the keynote address of Shirin Ebadi, who discusses strategies, challenges, and successes of the One Million Signatures Campaign for gender equality in Iran. She gives an overview of women’s status in Iran, the 1979 revolution’s effect on women’s rights, and the genesis of the modern women’s movement. Ebadi delivers her speech in Persian with an English-language interpreter.
Shirin Ebadi is a high-profile Iranian lawyer and women’s rights activist who has been advocating for gender equality for over four decades. In 2003, she became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also among Iran’s first female judges before she was forced to resign following the revolution in 1979. Ebadi has published several books on human rights, women’s rights, and child’s rights.
2020 Vision: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Ending Violence Against Women, a symposium co-organized by Women's Learning Partnership and the Social Research Journal from the New School for Social Research, was held during the 2010 annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of the 1995 Beijing Conference, as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of WLP. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss strategies for the global women's movement over the next ten years.