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In Iran, March 8 Marked By Comparing Women To Donkeys

March 8th was celebrated all over the world this week as a day recognizing women for their achievements. According to the UN, International Women’s Day is a time to “reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran: Excluding Women From Women’s Soccer Teams?

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were telling you about Niloufar Ardalan, the captain of the Iranian women’s indoor soccer (futsal) team, who was prevented from participating in an international championship because her husband wouldn’t allow her

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

FIVB also to blame for lack of Freedom in Iranian ‘Freedom Stadium’

Guess what you won’t find in Tehran’s Freedom Stadium? That’s right: freedom. If you’ve been following our blog, that shouldn’t be news to you – we pointed out the irony in naming a stadium Freedom, then denying women the freedom

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics

Amid Glaring Gender & Minority Inequality, Iranian Society Rises Up

Last week, we brought you the tragic story of young, beautiful Parivash Akbarzadeh, who recently died in a car accident while driving the fast, flashy Porsche of Mohammad Hossein Rabbani-Shirazi, the upperclass scion of a prominent clerical family. The story

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

Important Reward to #StealthyFreedom Campaign

The Geneva rights summit, A global coalition of 20 non-governmental organizations announced today that Iranian freelance journalist Masih Alinejad, creator of “My Stealthy Freedom” Facebook page that allows Iranian women to upload photos of themselves without the mandatory Hijab, has been

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Posted in Human Rights

Did Iranian Subway Dancer Push the Limits of Freedom?

Masih Alinejad’s Stealthy Freedom Facebook protest page has garnered over 720,000 likes in just a few months. Founded as a page for Iranian women to upload photos of themselves sans head covering, it has now evolved into a wide-reaching platform

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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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