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…

Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami Honored in London Ceremony

Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami Honored in London Ceremony

Author : Nazanine Nouri, Kayhan Life

Five Iranian women — Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami, Shadi Sadr, Pooneh Ghoddoosi, and Leila Alikarami — were honored in a ceremony on October 1 at The Royal United Services Institute in London. “Iranian Women’s Leadership” was a joint invitation by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; Nazenin…

Iran und Saudi-Arabien

Author : Behrouz Khosrozadeh, Telepolis

Menschenrechte und regionales Verhalten. Grundlagen und Kommentar Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet die massiven Menschenrechtsverletzungen im sunnitischen Königreich Saudi-Arabien und im schiitischen Reich der Ayatollahs im Iran. Ferner wird zum Schluss das außenpolitische Verhalten der beiden Schlüsselakteure der Region daraufhin überprüft, inwieweit sie für die Destabilisierung des Nahen Ostens verantwortlich sind. Dieser Artikel beruht auf handfesten Fakten…

PAAIA's 2019 Civic Engagement Forum: An Empowering and Successful First

Author : The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

On June 8th, PAAIA hosted its inaugural Civic Engagement Forum at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  The event brought together nearly two hundred Iranian Americans from across the country to celebrate the incredible achievements of Iranian American women and empower aspiring leaders to be involved in public service, public advocacy, or…

چرا شاه قانون اساسی را برای کابینه فرستاد؟ گفت‌وگو با مهناز افخمی

Radio Farda در چهلمین سالگرد انقلاب بهمن ۵۷، رویدادی که در چهار دهه گذشته زندگی ایرانیان را تحت تأثیر خود قرار داده است، در قالب چهل گفت‌وگو با چهره‌های تاریخ‌ساز یا فعال ایرانی در سال‌های منتهی به انقلاب و پس از آن، روایت آنها را از این رویداد و تأثیرات آن، و نیز چشم‌انداز آنها…

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women: Introduction

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Routledge

Early in my tenure as Secretary General at the Women’s Organization of Iran (WOI), I traveled with a small group of women to some forty towns and villages around Iran. We wanted to find out what would be most useful to the women themselves. What were their priorities? What were their most important challenges and…

Women’s Learning Partnership’s Project on Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence

Author : Ann Elizabeth Mayer and Mahnaz Afkhami, Faculty Scholarship at University of Pennsylvania Law

An international network of 20 autonomous nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based primarily in transitioning and fragile states, Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) is dedicated to enhancing universal human rights and gender equality, strengthening civil society, and empowering women to be active citizens and actors of change in their societies. Our mission is…