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The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran

The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ruptured all diplomatic ties between Iran and the United States. This we know all too well. But another bond, one between Iranian feminists and their American counterparts, was also ruptured, which, unlike the other, occurred in virtual anonymity. ...

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Jailed Iranian Activist Nasrin Sotoudeh Writes a Plea for Peace on International Women's Day

One afternoon, on a late spring day in 2018, a group of officers from the Iranian Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Intelligence came and arrested me while I was home alone. ...

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Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in Iran since last year, has been transferred to a prison hospital after her health deteriorated following a hunger strike, her lawyer said Tuesday. ...

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Civil activist Sepideh Gholian describes torture against women in Iran’s prisons

In a series of tweets, civil activist Sepideh Gholian, by telling the story of several women imprisoned in Iran, revealed the torture and injustices carried out against women in Iranian prisons. ...

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Iranian Feminist Narges Mohammadi is in Danger

The situation in Iran was deteriorating even before Trump ordered the assassination of a top military commander, Qasem Soleimani. ...

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On the Occasion of November 25

Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is among only four UN member states who have not signed the resolution for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. ...

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Trump must stand with Iran’s women activists

Women leaders in Iran courageously resisted the tyranny that followed their country’s revolution in 1979. In the 40 years since, Iran’s theocrats have been vindictive toward women who dare to challenge their authority. ...

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Iran: Cruel campaign to extract propaganda ‘confessions’ from protesters against compulsory veiling

Iran’s authorities are using incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement and threats against family members in order to extract forced video “confessions” from women’s rights defenders detained for campaigning against the country’s discriminatory forced veiling (hijab) laws, said Amnesty International. ...

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Interview With Nazanin Boniadi: “Silence is Not an Option”

As a girl visiting her birth country of Iran, British actress Nazanin Boniadi got a taste of the severely restricted rights women there live with on a daily basis. That experience inspired her to get educated about women’s and human rights issues in the country, and to one day work to improve them. ...

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Century-old journals reveal Iranian women's quiet resistance

"For me, it was like listening to women talking back to me from a hundred years ago," says Safaneh Mohaghegh Neyshabouri. As she read the journals, she discovered just how different these people were from the stereotype of women from that time, known as the Qajar era. ...

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