Live Webcast: Five Nobel Laureates in Dharamsala

There will be a live webcast of the ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize from the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India on October 2, 2014 starting at 9:30am IST. Joining His Holiness will be fellow Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman. The live webcast can be viewed at http://dalailama.com/live-nobel.


All times Indian Standard Time (IST = GMT+5.30)

For times in your region 9:30am IST on October 2nd in Dharamsala, India is the same as 4:00am BST on October 2nd in London, England: and 8:00pm PDT on October 1st in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Ms. Jody Williams is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was formally launched by six NGOs in October 1992. The Nobel Peace Prize 1997 was awarded jointly to International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Jody Williams "for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines".

Ms. Shirin Ebadi was Iran's first female judge. After Khomeini's revolution in 1979 she was dismissed. Ebadi opened a legal practice and began defending people who were being persecuted by the authorities. In the year 2000 she was imprisoned herself for having criticized her country's hierocracy. She took up the struggle for fundamental human rights and especially the rights of women and children. The Nobel Peace Prize 2003 was awarded to Shirin Ebadi "for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children".

Ms. Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women's rights advocate. She is Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, based in Monrovia. Leymah is best known for leading a nonviolent movement that brought together Christian and Muslim women to play a pivotal role in ending Liberia's devastating, 14-year civil war in 2003. The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".

Ms. Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, senior member of the of Al-Islah political party and human rights activist. She leads the group "Women Journalists Without Chains," which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called the "Iron Woman" and "Mother of the Revolution" by Yemenis. The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
 

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