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’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 […]

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative highlights prison case of Iran attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nobel Women’s Initiative with WNN – Women News Network – WNN Features (WNN) Iran: For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the Nobel Women’s Initiative highlighted the plight of Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh who still remains under incarceration in spite of international campaigns for her release. Sotoudeh has […]

International human rights campaign works for release of Iran women

International human rights campaign works for release of Iran women

WNN Breaking Iran: Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women’s rights activists, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Campaign added that the Judiciary should end the harassment and arbitrary prosecution of citizens engaged in lawful actions aimed at challenging Iran’s discriminatory laws. Two women’s rights activists and […]

Hope gives us strength

Hope gives us strength

Parvin Ardalan – WNN Opinion This commentary was written before women have once again begun to be severely harassed by men on the streets of Cairo after they experienced freedom on the streets during the protests. Less than one month following the 16 February ousting of President Mubarak, 18 women rights defenders were arrested, tortured […]

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Do Signature Campaign Activists Belong on Trial?

Campaign for Women Rights Iran – WNN Features (WNN) TEHRAN: “The Iranian government has been asked to drop charges against four women’s rights defenders facing imminent trial, and set aside other convictions for peaceful activities to promote equal rights for women in Iran,” said humanitarian defender, Human Rights First, in a July 17 plea. On July 14, […]