The Norwegian Nobel Committee has given the Nobel Peace Prize for 2023 to Narges Mohammadi. She’s getting this important award because she’s been fighting against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.
This year’s prize is not just for Narges Mohammadi. It’s also for all the hundreds of thousands of people who stood up against Iran’s government. They protested because they didn’t like how the government was treating women unfairly. They used a slogan that says “Woman – Life – Freedom,” which shows what they care about. This slogan is a perfect match for what Narges Mohammadi has been doing.
Mohammadi was born on 21 April 1972 in Zanjan, Iran and grew up in Qorveh (Kurdistan), Karaj and Oshnaviyeh. Narges Mohammadi is an amazing woman. She’s not just any woman, though. She’s a champion for human rights and freedom. She’s been super brave in her fight to speak her mind and have the freedom to make her own choices. But being brave has come with a big cost. The government in Iran has arrested her 13 times, found her guilty five times, and said she has to spend 31 years in jail and get 154 lashings.
Narges Mohammadi is still in prison.
Narges Mohammadi is a true hero for standing up against the mistreatment of women in Iran and for fighting for human rights and freedom for everyone. Even though she’s facing tough times in jail, her courage and dedication are inspiring people all around the world. We hope that one day she can continue her important work freely, without any barriers.