Nobel peace laureates to visit Zatari refugee camp in Jordan
Amman, Jordan. (November 28, 2016)—
Nobel peace laureates Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) and Shirin Ebadi (Iran) will visit the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan on Wednesday, November 30. The visit follows a three-day meeting convened by the peace laureates with 20 leading women’s rights activists from across the region, including Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Heba Obeidat (Arabic) + 962 (0)79 543 2896
Liz Bernstein (English) + 962 (0)78 074 5103
Telephone interviews are available on Wednesday, November 30 between 4pm and 6pm Jordan Time Zone (GMT+2) (9am-11am EST).
The Nobel Women’s Initiative brings together six women Nobel peace laureates—Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland), Jody Williams (U.S.), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala)—to support women human rights defenders around the globe.
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