Speak Up on Three Australian Detainees, Iranian Activist Tells Morrison

Author : Richard Ferguson, The Australian

A leading Iranian dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner has ­labelled Scott Morrison’s decision not to comment publicly about three Australians detained in Iran a “big mistake.” Shirin Ebadi was Iran’s first ­female judge and won the 2003 Nobel prize for fighting for women’s rights in her home country, but was forced into exile in…

Security Council Revisits Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

Author : Bissera Kostova and Sandra Guy, United Nations Radio

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world. As every year since 2000, when it adopted its historic resolution 1325, calling for women’s participation in peace negotiations and post-conflict recovery, the UN Security Council once again revisited this issue in October. As Ines Alberdi, the head of UNIFEM…

Women’s Human Rights: From Global Declarations to Local Implementation

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Routledge

Introduction Since the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the effect of international conferences, laws, resolutions, and consequent documents on rights on the struggle for women’s human rights at regional, national, and local levels has been a matter of debate and controversy. In my view, they have been and…

VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

Author : Voice of America Persian

Voice of America Persian Watch the documentary The exhibition of The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Gallery of Art and several other US museums starting in 2013 sparked numerous conferences and seminars featuring the image of Cyrus in the Bible as well as the works of the…

The Word on Women: MENA region tops agenda at AWID global women's rights forum

The Word on Women: MENA region tops agenda at AWID global women's rights forum

Author : Lisa Anderson, TrustLaw

The uncertain fate of women’s rights in the turbulent Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region emerged as one of the most pressing concerns on the agenda for the 12th International Forum of the Association For Women’s Rights In Development (AWID), which launched a four-day run in Istanbul on Wednesday. “It takes a lot of…