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

Iranian Women Plan Protest Demanding Equality and Economic Justice

In observance of March 8, international women’s day, a collective of women’s rights has issued a call for protest.  The collective has called upon those who demand equality and economic justice to come together in front of the Ministry of Labor between 12-1pm on Thursday March 8.  The aim of the protest organizers is object … More Iranian Women Plan Protest Demanding Equality and Economic Justice

A Decade of Injustice: Mahdieh Golru Reinstated in University

After ten years of persistence in demanding that her right to education, unjustly denied, be reinstated, Mahdieh Golru, was admitted into Al-Zahra university. Because of her social and political activism, Mahdieh Golrou a student rights and women’s rights activist, was classified as a “starred student” and barred from continuing her education in 2007. During the … More A Decade of Injustice: Mahdieh Golru Reinstated in University

“I Acted Independently” Interview with Narges Hosseini #GirlsofRevolutionStreet Protester

Narges Hosseini is 32 years old and the second protester to stand up on a utility box on Revolution Street in Tehran to protest compulsory hejab. She has been in prison since that fateful Monday (January 29). In a phone interview with veteran journalist Shahrzad Hemati, Narges, explained the reasons behind her protest and the … More “I Acted Independently” Interview with Narges Hosseini #GirlsofRevolutionStreet Protester

We Will Not Allow the History of Our Peaceful and Non-Violent Activism to be Dismissed

Iranian women’s rights activists issued the following statement in response to national protests that took place across Iran in January 2018*.  The statement was signed by over 300 activists. The translated statement is provided below: Not a single day has gone by over the past year, without peaceful protests in Iran. Frustrated workers protesting unpaid … More We Will Not Allow the History of Our Peaceful and Non-Violent Activism to be Dismissed