EPOCA Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains

EPOCA Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains

Author : Renato Machado, EPOCA

(Original article in Portuguese) In Iran, women are still fighting for the right to see a game of volleyball. In an interview with EPOCA (TIME), Iranian ex-minister in exile explains how the struggle for more rights in the country earned achievements over the years. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested after trying to watch a volleyball…

Islam belongs in People's Lives, Not in Politics, says Karima Bennoune

Author : Mark Tran, The Guardian

Islam belongs in people’s lives, not in politics, says Karima Bennoune Author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here says the politicised version of Islam peddled by fundamentalists is dangerous and misrepresentative. Writing a book about Muslim fundamentalism, the subject of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here, felt like dancing in a minefield, admits Karima…

Vibrant Networking Keeps the Door Open for Arab Women

Vibrant Networking Keeps the Door Open for Arab Women

Author : Barbara Crosette, Passblue

(Street protestors in Cairo as part of the Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment movement in February 2013. Egyptian women have the most to lose or gain in the country’s emerging political order. SALLY ZOHNEY) Throughout the media coverage in recent months of the tumultuous events in Egypt, little attention has been paid to Egyptian women, who may…

Reader's Review: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

Reader's Review: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

Author : Diane Rehm, The Diane Rehm Show Reader's Review

Listen to the Interview (Streaming) Woman at Point Zero is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty ending with her facing execution–at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism. Guests: Samer Shehata, Associate Professor of Middle East politics at University of Oklahoma and author…

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

Author : Caryle Murphy, The Majalla

CAIRO, EGYPT – JULY 04: An Egyptian woman celebrates in Tahrir Square, the day after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, was ousted from power on July 4, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images) The rights of women across the Middle East have become major casualties of…

Egypt’s Women Pushback Against Threats to Human Rights One Year after Morsi

Egypt’s Women Pushback Against Threats to Human Rights One Year after Morsi

Author : Jenny Montasir, WWN Features

(WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: In the past two years much has been said about how Egypt’s popular uprising has affected women. All too often Egyptian women have been portrayed in absolute terms, as victims of a revolution that is in itself still a fluid work in progress. But as the one-year anniversary of Mohamed…

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Author : Shahrnush Parsipur, Radio Pooya

سرکار خانم افخمی با سپاس از وقتی که به رادیو پویا دادید از طریق لینک زیر میتوانید گفتگویتان را با شهرنوش پارسی پور گوش کنید این برنامه به مدت دوهفته در رادیو پویا پخش خواهد شد. رادیوی ما بیش از 25000 شنونده دارد و بصورت کاملا مستقل براساس کارهای داوطلبانه همکاران ما تهیه میشود هزینه…