Welcome Surprise: Publication Reaffirms Success of Women’s Movement

Iranian rights activists were pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago, when they heard of Soor a publication that addressed women’s rights and discrimination against women, published by male high school students at Allameh Helli High School in Tehran. For rights activists who have worked tirelessly for decades to raise awareness about gender-based violence and discrimination … More Welcome Surprise: Publication Reaffirms Success of Women’s Movement

Women Arrested in March 8 Protest Released, Men Still in Detention

The women arrested in the March 8 protest in front of the Ministry of Labor, have been released.  After 5 days of detention the remaining women arrested on March 8th were released tonight on March 12, 2018. The women who were being held at Qarchak prison, were transferred to the court in Evin prison in … More Women Arrested in March 8 Protest Released, Men Still in Detention

Face-to-Face with Women On the Street for March 8th

This year, it seems that many are planning to celebrate March 8th across the country, thorough street action or protests or just by holding seminars.   We will try to post info about some of these events as they come to us. Following is one action being planned by young women activists. A group of young … More Face-to-Face with Women On the Street for March 8th

We Will Not Stay at Home

Women’s Movement Activists Issue Statement for International Women’s Day Iranian women’s movement activists have issued a statement in observance of International Women’s Day March 8th, in which they criticize policies designed to repress and marginalize women’s demands over the last 40 years. The statement points to a multitude of demands articulated by the women’s movement … More We Will Not Stay at Home