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بیدارزنی: در اردوگاه پناهندگان مخمور در شمال عراق، نسل فراموش‌شده‌ای از زنان پناهنده اقامت دارند که با یاد دختران و پسران خود که در راه آزادی مبارزه کرده‌اند و در جنگ از بین رفته‌اند، روزگار می‌گذرانند. بریتان تنها ۱۸ سال داشت، وقتی هواپیماهای جنگی بر فراز کوهستان‌های قندیل غریدند و موقعیت او را هدف قرار داده و او را کشتند. در سال ۲۰۱۰ بریتان زندگی خود را در شمال عراق رها کرد و به محدودۀ کوهستانی کشورش سفر کرد تا به حزب کارگران کردستان (پ.ک.ک) بپیوندد؛ گروهی شبه نظامی وادامه...
Fair family law: Tens of women’s rights activists have expressed their concerns about Nasrin Sotoudeh’s deteriorating condition in a letter which they delivered in person to the Tehran Public Prosecutor’s Office on the morning of Sunday 2nd December. As of today, 3rd December, Nasrin Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike for forty-seven days. In the letter, addressed to the Public Prosecutor General for Tehran, Mr Jafari-Dowlatabadi, while declaring their support for Nasrin Sotoudeh’s demands, they demanded that she be transferred immediately to an appropriately equipped hospital. The women’s activists soughtادامه...

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International Women’s Day 2012 and the Family Protection Bill in Iran

 Human Rights Committee:While the world celebrates international women’s day today Iranian women face further legalised discrimination. On 6 March 2012, the outgoing eighth Islamic Consultative Assembly (the parliament) passed articles of the [anti] Family Protection Bill that   allows polygamy allows temporary marriage lasting from a negotiated few minutes to a number of years allows girls of thirteen and younger to be married remains silent on domestic violence does nothing to improve the existing discriminatory laws does not offer women equal rights and equitable protection of law   Discrimination andادامه...

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Iranian women fight controversial ‘polygamy’ bill

amnesty:On a summer night in 2008, the wives of some Iranian members of Parliament started receiving phone calls.‏ “Would you mind if I married your husband – just for a week?” asked the female voice on the end of the line. The callers argued that taking another wife is a Muslim man’s right. By allowing it, the MPs’ wives would be performing a good Islamic deed. Some of the wives hung up in shock. But marrying the MPs was the last thing the callers actually wanted. In reality, they wereادامه...

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Statement in support of equal rights for women in Libya

Women United for the Future of the Middle East: After the fall of Gaddafi’s government, many Libyans are enjoying and celebrating their victory. Yet despite this newly won ‘freedom,’ a tragedy is happening which repeats discriminatory practices towards women. Most significantly, the Interim Council of Libya has urged the removal of the ban on polygamy, an action that reinforces patriarchal laws under the name of Sharia. In his October 23rd speech at the Libyan liberation ceremony, Mustafa Abdul Jalil the chairman of the Interim Council of Libya, declared that the ban on polygamy isادامه...
{{PREFACE}} Violence against young girls is an undeniable phenomenon in Iran, which victimizes them in different ways in different regions, and threatens their physical and mental health while denying them a life with human dignity. Girls are subjected to different types of violence. They are victims of child abuse, incest rape, self-immolation, honor killing and women trafficking. Violence against women has an irrefutable link to the social, economic and legal bases of gender-based violence against women. The first study on violence against women in Iran was conducted in the midادامه...

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Honoring Women’s Resistance and Struggle on March 8th

{{Fair Family Law }} : On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, a number of Iranian women’s rights activists visited with the families of their imprisoned colleagues Nasrin Sotoodeh, Bahareh Hedayat and Mahdieh Golroo. The following is a report on these visits. {{Nasrin Sotoodeh Is a Symbol of Resistance}} Nasrin Sotoodeh a human rights lawyer who has represented many women’s rights and civil society activists, as well several minors sentenced to execution has been imprisoned in relation to her human rights activities since September 4, 2010. Nasrin isادامه...

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Ten Thousand Signatures Against Polygamy

[khabar online->http://khabaronline.ir/news-112466.aspx]: Midday today, ten thousand letters titled “Disallow Polygamy!” were delivered to Majles (the Iranian Parliament). Thirty mothers and women advocates of equal rights entered the Iranian Parliament, carrying letters signed by ten thousand people objecting to the promotion of polygamy. According to the news website Khabar Online, women’s rights activists arrived at the office of the head of the parliament (Mr. Larijani) and after communicating their demands, displayed a quilt illustrating the pain women endure as a result of polygamy laws. The quilt was made of forty pieces,ادامه...

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Article of 24 of Family Protection Bill May Be Eliminated

Mehr News Agency: Member of the Parliamentary Judicial and Legal Commission reported that the Commission has approved Article 22 of the Family Protection Bill, addressing the registration of temporary marriage and explained that: “the majority of the members of the Parliamentary Commission are in favor of omitting Article 24 of the Family Protection Bill.” With respect to the process of review and approval of the remaining Articles of this Bill Member of Parliament Mohammad Dehghan explained: “the process of reviewing the remaining articles of the Bill has yet to beادامه...
{{Fair Family Law}}: More than 900 women’s rights defenders, human rights defenders and clients of Nasrin Sotoodeh, lawyer and women’s rights defender, have expressed their urgent concern over her ongoing illegal detention. Nasrin is on hunger strike and the signatories hold the judicial authorities detaining her responsible for her welfare and safety and demand her immediate and unconditional release. Nasrin Sotoodeh has been detained in solitary confinement in Evin’s Intelligence wing 209 since 4 September 2010. There is growing concern over her deteriorating health. She has been on hunger strikeادامه...