We Oppose War, Sanctions and Repression: Statement by Iranian Women’s Rights Defenders

Iranian women’s rights activists have issued a statement condemning the threat of war and sanctions against Iran.  Citing the increased tensions between the US and Iran, the signatories to this statement urge the United Nations, European powers and international women’s movements and organizations to use all in their power to stop this unnecessary and preventable … More We Oppose War, Sanctions and Repression: Statement by Iranian Women’s Rights Defenders

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