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Betrayal of Western Values – Bowing to Iranian Gender Discrimination

The Swedish delegation’s visit to Iran, obediently adorning headscarves, was reported by different media outlets and received attention from various Human rights organizations.  Rightly so. Although, the full scope of the significance of this affair has not been emphasized enough.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage

Female PressTV Reporter Exposes Iran’s Unholy Patriarchy

Since Ayatollah Khomeini’s Velayat-e Faqih became its cornerstone after the 1979 revolution, Iran has been a theocracy. But it’s not just a theocracy – it’s a patriarchy, too. It may appoint some token women to key roles – such as

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

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

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

Iran’s Defense Against Anti-Hijab Activist: Faking Rape

It’s about time we followed up on Masih Alinejad, the daring Iranian journalist who bared her hair on Facebook and ignited a solidarity campaign under the slogan (and super trending hashtag) #StealthyFreedom. When we first told you about Alinejad, she

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News

Iranian Women Take A Shot At Freedom

A campaign by a female Iranian journalist to encourage her fellow Iranian women to post photos of themselves without headscarves under the hashtag #StealthyFreedom went viral this week, less than two weeks after the first ground-breaking scarf-less photo was posted

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage
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