Embracing Hope and Change: Narges Mohammadi Wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2023

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Pax Christi International released a statement to honour Narges Mohammadi, the recipient of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, for her unwavering dedication to championing Human Rights.

Against the backdrop of the death last year of a young Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini — who died in police custody in Iran, provoking a public uprising — the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Iranian journalist Narges Mohammadi, currently imprisoned in an Iranian jail.

In the words of the Nobel Committee, the 51-year-old journalist received the award in recognition of “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight for the promotion of human rights and freedom for all.”

Pax Christi International celebrates the honour given to this tireless human rights defender, who has for years served as the spokesperson for the Iranian Association of Human Rights Defenders (an organization founded by the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, lawyer Shirin Ebadi). This year’s award by the Nobel Committee is a tribute to all those women not only in Iran, but all around the world, who make tremendous personal sacrifices to defend human rights.

Photo credit: Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach