Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach

Nobel Prize lessons – Narges Mohammadi

The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Narges Mohammadi “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight for human rights and freedom for all.” She has paid a high price for her courageous struggle. She has been arrested many times and sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison and 154 lashes. At the same time, the struggle that Narges Mohammadi and many others in the country are waging is not only about women’s rights, but about freedom for the entire population of Iran. At the time of the announcement of the 2023 peace prize, Narges Mohammadi was still in prison.

This is a ready to use Nobel Prize lesson on the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, developed in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes and includes a slideshow with a speaker’s manuscript, a video and a student assignment.

1. Show the slideshow (15 min)

Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.

Slideshow (PDF 4,4 MB)

Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 230 Kb)

2. Show the video about the Nobel Peace Prize 2023  (7 min)

Or, watch the video at NRK, Norsk rikskringkasting.

3. Student assignment (15 min)

Let the students work with the assignment.

Student assignment (PDF 110 Kb)

4. Conclusion (10 min)

Summarise the work with the assignment and capture any questions from the students.

2023 peace laureate Narges Mohammadi has asked that her 16-year-old daughter Kiana deliver a message that Narges Mohammadi has managed to smuggle out of prison in Tehran, Iran. The video is recorded in October 2023.

Press release for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize

A Swedish version of the lesson is available at

More about the Nobel Prize and its founder in the lesson “Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize”

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