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Making the impossible possible

Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams talk about strategies for change, drawing on their experiences of working for human rights reforms in Iran and of campaigning to ban landmines. (Video)

25 May 2011

Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi talk about what works when working for global change. They are talking on the second day of the Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict conference.

Jody Williams - Day 2 from Nobel Women's Initiative on Vimeo.


Shirin Ebadi - Making the impossible possible from Nobel Women's Initiative on Vimeo.

These videos were originally published by the Nobel Women's Initiative.

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Hear from:

Evadney Campbell Managing director and co-founder of Shiloh PR. A former BBC broadcast journalist, she was awarded an MBE in 1994 for her services to the African and Caribbean communities in Gloucester.

Sunder Katwala Director of British Future, a think-tank on identity and integration

Sayeeda Warsi Member of the House of Lords, pro-vice chancellor at Bolton University and author of ‘The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain’.

Chair: Henry Bonsu Broadcaster who has worked on some of the UK's biggest current affairs shows, including BBC Radio 4's Today. He is a regular pundit on Channel 5's Jeremy Vine Show, BBC News Briefing and MSNBC's Joy Reid Show.

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