For Immediate Release

April 12, 2006

American and Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Demand a Peaceful Solution to Iran-U.S. Conflict


WHO: Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1997, USA Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003, Iran

WHAT: Press conference on the current crisis between their two governments.

WHERE: 433 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212 at the offices of the Feminist Majority Foundation

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 10:00AM PST

Ms. Williams and Ms. Ebadi are members of the newly founded Women Nobel Peace Laureates’ Initiative which also includes Betty Williams (Ireland, 1977) and Wangari Maathai (Kenya, 2004). They are currently in Los Angeles to receive the Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation. In a joint statement Williams and Ebadi declared, “We demand a non-violent world where human security is the basis of our common global security. In such a world the basic needs of all peoples are addressed Ð global security is enhanced when individuals and their families have a stake in and hope for their own futures. No more military attacks. No more war.”

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