IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

WNN Justice – Iran (WNN/AI) Tehran, IRAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Iran’s ban on female presidential candidates contradicts several articles of the country’s Constitution as well as international law and should be removed, says human rights advocates Amnesty International. Thirty women have registered to stand as candidates for the forthcoming presidential election on June 14, 2013. Women […]

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Moral Victory of Iranian Women 30 Years After

Iran reporter ELAHE AMANI with Lys Anzia – WNN Features Dr. Shirin Ebadi and other lawyers and activists working with DHRC – Defenders of Human Rights Center Iran welcome the decision to set up a Campaign in defense of the Center and express their gratitude to members of the women’s movement who have provided much support […]

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, […]

No Dignity, no Justice

No Dignity, no Justice

New crackdown on women activists in Iran Elahe Amani – WNN Features While the global community marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a year-long celebration of “Dignity and Justice for All,” there is neither dignity nor justice for women in Iran . And there are certainly no rights, either. […]