Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian political activist, lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights.
Global thoughts can become positive heartfelt thoughts. Thoughts become global when we all feel each other’s pain. But, unfortunately we only globalized commerce. We must, instead ,globalize our hearts. I know this is just a dream. But it should not be forgotten because everything started as a dream. Our job is to dream and to make it a reality.
Shirin Ebadi at the World Harmony Lecture Santa Barbara 2011.