Name: Shadi Sadr
Where: Mulund, Iran
What she does: Human Rights Lawyer and activist.
Impact: Defended several women’s rights activists from execution and advocate of women’s rights.
Nominated by: Marjaneh Halati (Omid-e-Mehr)
Shadi Sadr is an Iranian lawyer, journalist and an activist and an expert in women’s legal rights in Iran. She was Director of the now-closed legal advice centre for women, Raahi and she is founder of the website Women in Iran which showcases women’s rights efforts inIran. She has successfully defended several women activists in court who had been sentenced to execution. Working in an environment of political turmoil she has previously been arrested for her active involvement in the women’s rights field. Shadi continues to fight for justice for the women of Iran using her skills and courage to challenge existing laws and attitudes. She has won the award for Bravery in Journalism and the Human Rights Defenders Tulip award.