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“Hijab Day”: A Dilemma – Solidarity with Islam or with freedom of Women in Iran

Lately, two parallel developments have been discernable in the West’s relations with its Muslim minorities: the worrying rise of Islamophobia, racism, and prejudice amid fears of terrorist attacks; and increased efforts and calls by non-Muslim populations, including interfaith leaders, to

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage, Other News

For Iranian Actress Sadaf Taherian, Happiness in Iran is Impossible

Iran was again the subject of much debate this week, this time centering on a beautiful actress who took on the clerics and their definition of modesty – an incendiary recipe for controversy in Iran. Like thousands of Iranian women

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Freedom Tribute to the Women of Iran

From Berlin with love  

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

Gender Gap in Iran

  Iran ranked 130 out of 136 countries (degraded by 3 places in the rankings in comparison to 2012), in the Global Gender Gap Report 2013 (World Economic Forum)

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

The Unwitting Heroine of the Iranian Womens’ Struggle

Fox News’s Iranian-descended Lisa Daftari caused quite the stir last week after reporting on a video showing an Iranian woman dancing “joyously” – and hijab-lessly – on top of her car. The dance in the desert, wrote Daftari, was “the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues

New Feminine Threat in Iran- Beware!

Iran celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution this year. Many news outlets revisited the cataclysmic event in honor of the occasion, writing about its broken promises of freedom, equality and a better life and impact on US-Iranian relations

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Posted in Human Rights
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