Shirin Ebadi: Iran Barring Women in University Courses

Shirin Ebadi: Iran Barring Women in University Courses

Iran’s decision to forbid women from studying dozens of subjects including nuclear physics and oil engineering threatens to wipe out one of the last vestiges of gender equality in the country, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said today. The Islamic Republic’s...
Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Almost a decade ago, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human-rights lawyer, became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. But the government in Tehran has never taken kindly to her criticism of the regime, especially in regard to women’s rights. In the aftermath...