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…

Iran's New Crackdown on Women

Author : Dana Goldstein, The Daily Beast

Activists are being exiled, TV newswomen have had their makeup banned, and a propaganda documentary slams feminism. Dana Goldstein on the effort to kill women’s rights once and for all. On December 5 in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, known as a center of art and culture, women’s rights campaigner Hayedeh Tabesh was publicly…

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…

Iranian New Year 2013: Celebrate These Persian Women Who Have Fought For Equality

Iranian New Year 2013: Celebrate These Persian Women Who Have Fought For Equality

Author : Lily Bolourian, Policy Mic

Mahnaz Afkhami is featured in Policymic’s Lily Boulourian’s list of female activists from Iran. According to the author “The first day of spring marks the beginning of a new year, or Norooz, in Iran. Here is a round-up of just a few fantastic female activists who have contributed significantly to the advancement of women’s rights…

Women In Iran: From the Shah to the Islamic Republic-زنان در ایران؛ از پهلوی تا جمهوری اسلامی

Women In Iran: From the Shah to the Islamic Republic-زنان در ایران؛ از پهلوی تا جمهوری اسلامی

Author : Maryam Ghanbarzadeh, BBC Persian

An Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami, Minister of Women Affairs in Pahlavi-era Iran Women’s organizations in Iran were commonplace in the period before the Islamic Revolution and largely run by women volunteers who served in the early fifties [text continues in Persian]…. سازمان زنان ایران به عنوان یک سازمان مردمی در دوره پیش از انقلاب اسلامی…

Suicide of Iran Shah's son, Alireza Pahlavi, caps life of sorrow in exile

Author : Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor

The youngest son of the late shah of Iran, once second in line to the throne, took his own life on Tuesday in Boston. The suicide of Alireza Pahlavi is the latest tragic event to befall the former Persian royal family, which has sought relevance during a generation in exile outside Iran. The pro-West Mohammad Reza…