Women’s Rights

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A Rebellion of Civil Society

November 22, 2011

In this interview, Arturo Desimone talks to Tunisian student activist Ghassen Athmni. They discuss the democratic future of Tunisia, non-violence, Islamism, and the (then) coming elections. Athmni states, “This is not a revolution born out of… Read more

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A letter from an Arab woman to her Iranian friend

November 22, 2011

This is an excerpt of a text given as a speech at the twenty second international conference of the Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation (IWSF). Amal Hamidallah-van Hees, director of Bridging the Gulf, addresses the fears and hopes of Arab and Islamic… Read more

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“Are we capable of managing the diversity we have?”: Human Rights in the MENA Region

November 17, 2011

Rania F is a Lebanese human rights defender working in Jordan with IKV Pax Christi. Rania spoke to Arseh Sevom about her experiences working in the region. She spoke about human rights, the changes in the Arab region, women’s rights,… Read more

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Fighting for Women’s Rights: An Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami

November 16, 2011

Hooman Askary reports on his discussion with the former minister of women’s affairs in pre-revolution Iran, Mahnaz Afkhami. She links the century long struggle of Iranian women for equal protection under the law to the demonstrations that emerged in… Read more

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Iran’s reformists and activists: Internet exploiters

March 15, 2011

In this piece, authors Babak Rahimi and Elham Gheytanchi examine the roots of digital activism in Iran. They present cases showing the ways in which internet technologies have been used by reformist clerics and the women’s movement as a means for… Read more

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