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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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The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran

By Roya Hakakian

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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Iran and the Women’s Question- Haleh Esfandiari

When it comes to women and the Islamic Republic, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” For forty years, women have resisted the Islamic Republic’s attempt to deny them rights previously won. They have waged a war—on the streets, in social media and even in the privacy of their homes—for equality and against the regime’s attempts to impose on them a broad range of controls. ...

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Iran: Release women’s rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling

Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and release those detained on this basis immediately and unconditionally, said Amnesty International today.   ...

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Interview with Mitra Aliabouzar - USRHR Women’s Committee

My name is Mitra Aliabouzar. I was a member of the Islamic Student Association at Tehran Polytechnic (AUT) and Sharif University of Technology (SUT). I was arrested three times after the disputed presidential election in 2009. I left Iran in 2013 and joined the George Washington University (GWU) for a Ph.D. program. I received my doctoral degree in mechanical engineering in 2018 and right now I am a postdoc fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UMICH). ...

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