Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Ebadi Says Women's Rights True Test of Democracy

Ebadi Says Women's Rights True Test of Democracy:

"Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, urged the United States during a major speech here yesterday to encourage democracy, and thus women's rights, by supporting 'democracy seeking people and institutions' and not through the use of 'cluster bombs.'
Addressing 500 students, faculty and admirers at a Lehman College symposium yesterday, Ebadi spoke passionately to a crowd that frequently burst into applause and leapt to its feet, calling for equal rights for women as a fundamental precursor to world peace.
The college is part of the publically supported City University of New York."

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