Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz Explores Economic Status of Rural Women in Iran

Elahe Amani with Mina Keshavarz – WNN Interviews [vimeo 118829307 w=500 h=281] (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: While it has been said that art is the currency of the 21st century, many artists around the world are facing insurmountable challenges. Women artists, especially in Iran, must overcome cultural, social and historical obstacles in exercising their freedom of expression. […]

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Golnaz Esfandiari – RFE/RL – Monday 1 September, 2014 Iranian women are free to love sports, as long as they do it in the safety of their own homes. Female fans got a harsh reminder of this when they attempted to cheer for their men’s soccer and volleyball teams this week. Women attempting to attend […]

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

Women journalists imprisoned as Iran tightens down on press freedom

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICHRI) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court. “They quickly […]

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Story update: As of Monday May 19, 2014 the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women has 309,126 likes with 350,475 talking about this. (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: When Iranian woman journalist Masih Alinejad started posting on her Facebook page about the freedom she felt not wearing a […]

IRAN: Human rights denied to prisoner/activist Ms. Maryam Shafi'Pour

IRAN: Human rights denied to prisoner/activist Ms. Maryam Shafi'Pour

WNN Breaking (WNN-Women News Network) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: During one of the most “alarming” months under jurisprudence in Iran, as 40 executions were carried out in the region since the start of the new year in 2014, jailed activist Maryam Shafi’Pour is still waiting for a stay on her case of incarceration. Shafi’Pour has […]

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a contrasting Iranian political climate of acceptance and censure 29-year-old democracy green movement supporter and media personality Ms. Pegah Ahangarani, who is also an actress, documentary filmmaker and film director, has been sentenced by Iran’s conservative judiciary to 18 months in prison. Although the filmmaker has been […]

Iran’s human rights attorney Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh celebrates freedom from prison

Iran’s human rights attorney Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh celebrates freedom from prison

WNN Breaking (WNN/OMCT) Paris, France | Geneva, Switzerland, WESTERN EUROPE: The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), welcomes the release on September 18 of prominent human rights defender and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh from Evin prison […]

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Post election Iran should remove all past ‘obstacles’ against women, say Iranian women advocates

Golnaz Esfandiari for RFE/RL – WNN Justice (WNN/RFE/RL) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: A group of prominent Iranian women’s rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for President-elect Hassan Rohani, who spoke against gender discrimination during his campaign and said women and men should enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The group […]

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